BAGHDAD Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan has launched a new offensive against the European Union and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
"We will again demonstrate the power of Turkish democracy to the hypocritical politicians in Europe who lined up to shake hands with the handlers of the coup in Egypt on the day of their execution of 9 youths, "according to the "Turkish agency" Anatolia," Erdogan said in a speech at a rally in the southeastern state of AdiYaman.
"Remember what they did in Egypt, they executed 9 young men, and the execution is banned in the EU countries, but what happened next? They met with the unscrupulous al-Sisi," he said.
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have been experiencing a severe political crisis since 2013 after the Turkish authorities refused to overthrow Morsi, the former Egyptian President and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and recognize the legitimacy of the new government in the country headed by Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
Turkey regards Morsi's isolation, which took place on 3 July against massive demonstrations involving millions of Egyptians, as a "military coup".
Source: National Iraqi News Agency