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Turkey's EU Minister Egemen Bağış reiterated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's criticism against Western countries for their reaction following the ouster of Egypt's elected President Mohamed Morsi by the army. DHA photo

Turkey's EU Minister Egemen Bağış reiterated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's criticism against Western countries for their reaction following the ouster of Egypt's elected President Mohamed Morsi by the army. DHA photo

The Muslim Brotherhood organization is rooted enough to come back to power in Egypt, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış said, commenting on the military overthrow of the elected President Mohamed Morsi.

"One Morsi will go, another Morsi will come. The Muslim Brotherhood has a strength that it has constituted since the 1920s," Bağış said during an interview today with private broadcaster NTV.

Commenting on claims that there was an application to Turkey to grant asylum to Morsi, Bağış repeated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's answer that no such request had been received.
He added that Turkey had always opened its doors to "victims," but said that he preferred to see Morsi "doing politics rather than in Istanbul."

Bağış also slammed the United States and Europe's attitude toward the Egyptian military's intervention.

"We are facing a world who can't call a coup a coup. A leader elected by democratic means has been toppled in front of everyone's eyes, forced out by the army, with the tank's pressure. What is it if not a coup? It is an outright coup," Bağış said.

Turkey has voiced the strongest criticism after Morsi's ouster on July 3. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argued yesterday that there was no such thing as a "democratic coup" and slammed Western countries for their reaction.

July/06/2013

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A European

7/10/2013 7:47:49 PM

Why does Bagis talk out loud? And, is anyone listening?

Ummah Muslim

7/7/2013 2:23:37 PM

Egypt has 85,000,000 citizens. Why didn't the army didnt hold a referandum? It is not fair for Mursi and his voters. Mursi came to power with the majority of the votes.

Black Berry

7/7/2013 9:35:09 AM

That's what they said about Bin Ladin

Rimon Tree

7/7/2013 8:19:45 AM

@ alkan Now you have a pumpkin and a cucumberin AKP, in no time you will have a complete vegetable shop! ;-)

Ali Karp

7/7/2013 4:29:28 AM

Wish to see one Egemen Baris go, and no other Baris to come.

Tarek Masud

7/7/2013 4:05:43 AM

If an elected government is Islamic of course that is not democratic that is what some champions of democracy wants to say. They say the coup is democratic, they say 22 million people signed for Morsi's resignation but do not say that the rset of the population which happens to be the majority wants him. They say only the secular portion of the population has the divine authority to tell the majority of the population how the state should be run. Now, is that democracy or hypocrisy?

young genius

7/7/2013 2:40:30 AM

Why is the AKP so concerned about Egypt and Morsi though? Are they hurt that their islamist buddy got removed from office like the AKP should too?

sonnudagreat

7/7/2013 12:29:54 AM

Dude 22 million egyptian signed petition for morsi resignation get the fact ... Army saw the danger coming coz they are true patriotic not like u and ur bully gangs using the same tools ( religions) and lying formulas to fools millions...

Alex Kader

7/6/2013 11:58:23 PM

"The Muslim Brotherhood organization is rooted enough to come back to power in Egypt" Mr. Bağış is indirectly hinting how AKP and Mr. RTE was able to be elected over and over again in Turkey. Bunch zombies with the nonfunctional brains support this Islamofascist dictatorship. When they feel, their back in danger, somehow they remember democracy and they become hardcore defender of democracy the same as Islamofascist Morsi and his zombies in Egypt

K M

7/6/2013 11:48:13 PM

So this is what a "post-Islamist" party sounds like?
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