Turkish prosecutor’s office denies it has opened probe into Egypt coup
A supporter of Mohamed Morsi wears a mask of Egypt's ousted president during a demonstration in Nasr City, Cairo, on July 10. AP Photo/Hussein MallaThe office of the Ankara chief prosecutor has denied that it has opened an investigation into the Egyptian coup.
“There is no probe launched on the issue. A complaint petition from a civil society organization has been received and it has been put into a process,” a written statement said. The Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (Mazlumder), a human rights NGO, filed a criminal complaint with the prosecution office, claiming that the Egyptian coup is a universal crime.
A report in daily Sabah today stated that a public prosecutor overseeing investigations into coups in Turkey had opened a probe into the Egyptian coup.
According to the report, the investigation would have covered 12 people, including Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the military commander who toppled President Mohamed Morsi, interim President Adly Mansour, liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei, Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb of the Cairo-based al-Azhar Islamic University, and Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II.