Turkish PM condemns Nobel Foundation over Peace Prize laureate ElBaradei
ANKARATurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the Nobel Foundation yesterday, asking how a Nobel Peace Prize was given to Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, someone he said sided with a military coup.
“ElBaradei, who was given Nobel Peace Prize, is now vice president of a government that conducted a military coup,” Erdoğan said during his speech at the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Eid al-Fitr celebration. “I am addressing the Nobel [Foundation]. Hey Nobel, how do you distribute peace awards to those who side with people who conducted military coups?”
Erdoğan also reminded that Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakel Karman, a supporter of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, was barred from entering Egypt on Aug. 4 and sent back to Dubai.