Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the world leaders of "double standards" for failing to condemn the overthrow of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the Rassd.com. reports. Speaking at the opening ceremony of an urban transformation project in Bursa's Yıldırım district, Erdoğan asked why people blaming Muhammad Morsi for ignoring the opinion of a part of society not only neglect the opinion of millions of their compatriots, but attack the innocent people which results in death of hundreds.
Erdoğan noted extremely biased approach in coverage of the coup in Egypt. “Those who conceal the military coup in Egypt today are applying double standards”, - he said. - “They knew Morsi led Egypt to prosperity and he had all the chances to become the mover of the progress. This went against interests of those people who were willing to have Egypt as their puppet”.
After the Prime-Minister’s words, there’s no sense in blaming Morsi for ignoring some social groups as long as the accusers ignored the opinion of the Nation, repressed and assassinated opponents to the coup, and also used tanks to run over the unarmed people.
Erdoğan stated that Turkey will not stay aside even if the whole world remains quiet.
Saying that actors who are playing games in Egypt will continue to play their games in other Muslim countries, the prime minister stated that they may also want to intervene in Turkey as they don't want a powerful Turkey in the region, adding, “We will break this trap relying on Allah Almighty and out brothers”.
“You can’t build a state basing on injustice”, Erdoğan said. “There’s nothing more frightening in the world than the moans of the oppressed.”
"Those who extol democracy when they meet with us, saying 'one must not compromise on democracy', we want to see their backbone. We won’t let them come and teach us democracy tomorrow," Erdoğan said.
As a reminder, Egyptian security forces raided two camps of protesters in Cairo: one at al-Nahda Square and a larger one at Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque, on August 14 as reported by “Islam for All”.
The raids were described by Human Rights Watch as the most serious incident of mass unlawful killings in modern Egyptian history. Armored bulldozers were ahead of the authority forces procession. The Army and the Police applied the lacrimators first and then started shooting. According to the eyewitnesses, there are snipers killing people in the crowd one by one to bring panic into the mass of protesters.
2.200 people are reported to be dead, more than 10.000 injured. At the same time the official sources report smaller figures.