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President Abdullah Gül said today the chaos in Egypt threatens to result in a civil war similar the conflict in Syria in the wake of a crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. AA photo

President Abdullah Gül said today the chaos in Egypt threatens to result in a civil war similar the conflict in Syria in the wake of a crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. AA photo

President Abdullah Gül said Aug.14 the chaos in Egypt threatens to result in a civil war similar the conflict in Syria in the wake of a crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Gül said armed intervention against civilian people could bring chaos to Egypt, recalling Syria as an example. “I would like to recall how the ongoing incidents started in our neighbor [Syria]. Armed intervention on civilians triggered the incidents there,” Gül said at a press conference at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul before leaving for Azerbaijan.

Egypt is being pulled into chaos and is not likely to return to democracy soon, Gül added.

“What’s happening today [in Egypt] is unacceptable. Armed intervention against civilian people is unacceptable. This opens way to very dangerous roads,” said Gül.

“I fear that Egypt maybe dragged into irreversible chaos. This is a ‘dead-end ahead’ for Egypt. I’m afraid that it is unlikely for Egypt to meet with democracy again for a long time if this situation continues...This will be a great loss for Egypt and the Muslim world,” he said.

Gül said Morsi must be released and that the country must have urgent elections open to everyone.

Turkey branded the deadly crackdown in Egypt on protesters loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi Wednesday as "unacceptable" and called on the international community to act immediately to halt the "massacre".

August/14/2013

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Tarek Masud

8/16/2013 5:07:54 PM

@ lamberoglu, 'charlatan' is a perfect description of fascists ousting an elected government, massacring the people demanding their legitimate rights and then talking about democracy and human rights.

sarikaya visali

8/16/2013 2:10:57 PM

Red Tail: You still gives no arguments but only equivocate.

Brit in Turkey

8/16/2013 10:41:57 AM

Red Tail: Nice put-down!

Red Tail

8/15/2013 5:04:38 PM

Sarikaya. Thanks again for discussing the topic instead of persons. That is a true sign of education and intellectual ability.

Rimon Tree

8/15/2013 3:04:37 PM

@ SARYKAIA LOL! "Peceful protests"? We have seen such in Turkey, but non in Egypt! Do you follow only Aljazeera or what?

sarikaya visali

8/15/2013 11:35:17 AM

Red Tail: The issue here is not my education. You demonstrate lot of incomprehension and rage because the use of tear -gas and water cannons against Gezi park protesters, But now you are doing your very best to persuade us to show understanding for the massacres of peaceful protesters in Egypt.

HAYATTE abid

8/14/2013 11:36:19 PM

As long as Turkey keeps its nose where It belongs Egypte is gonna be fine. The AKP is weeping big time and it's just the beginning.

K M

8/14/2013 11:21:17 PM

@ Red Tail: Don't be too sure; RTE seems to find it very necessary to tell the world of everything he disapproves and, as you note, he has not said that he disapproves of the attacks on Coptic Christians.

Jobs jon

8/14/2013 11:10:01 PM

Looks like the world powers especially in the West are waiting anxiously for an Egyptian version of Taliban. Continued oppression of a group in society by another group gives birth to extremism and eventually to violence. It is better to stop killing these people instead of blaming them for revenge in the future.

Tayyar Abi

8/14/2013 11:00:09 PM

@ALL MB LOVERS: Do you remember who assassinated the great Egyptian peace maker Anwar Sedat? THE MUSLUM BROTHERHOOD!
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