Turkish main opposition asks for UN Security Council call on Egypt
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Faruk Loğoğlu says that the international community needs to show a stronger reaction to what has happened in Egypt. AA photoTurkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on the U.N. Security Council to call for a halt to the violence in Egypt, arguing that the international community needs to show a stronger reaction to what has happened in the country.
The CHP’s deputy chair, Faruk Loğoğlu, spoke to Anadolu Agency hours after Egypt’s security forces, backed by bulldozers, moved in on two huge protest camps set up in Cairo by supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, launching a long-threatened crackdown that has left dozens dead.
“Use of violence in this by armed forces and security forces of any country, including Egypt, against civilian people definitely has no aspect which is acceptable,” Loğoğlu said, expressing “deep sadness and grave concern.”
“Thus, we condemn these interventions and call for an immediate end to these,” he said, while underlining the international community’s responsibility for displaying a stronger reaction to developments in Egypt.
“We believe that it is particularly necessary for the U.N. Security Council to issue a call asking for a halt to violence and for the opening of the way to democracy in Egypt,” said Loğoğlu, a veteran retired diplomat.