Egypt considers Edrogan's UN speech meddling in its affairs

Thursday 25-09-2014 10:22 PM
Egypt considers Edrogan's UN speech meddling in its affairs

CAIRO, Sept 25 (Aswat Masriya) - The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed on Thursday its dismay over the speech given by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the UN General Assembly, saying that it "included lies and fabrications that represent a disregard for the will of the Egyptian people." 

The Foreign Ministry said that Erdogan's speech "promotes a narrow personal vision and ideology that defies the truth," in an official statement published on its Facebook page. 

During his speech before the 69th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the Turkish President said that "those who raised their voices against the murders in Syria and Iraq and against the massacre of democracy in Egypt are also being unjustly labelled and accused of supporting terrorism." 

"The United Nations had done nothing but watch events unspool in Egypt, and the person committing a coup was legitimised. If that was a legitimate path to power, why did the United Nations exist at all?"

Egypt's foreign ministry accused Erdogan of stirring chaos and sowing divisions in the Middle East through supporting "terrorist organisations either by political support, funding or accommodation." 

Sameh Shukri, Egypt's foreign minister,  has also cancelled a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu scheduled for Thursday, the statement said. 

Turkish relations with Egypt have been strained since the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. 

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