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Egypt Expels Turkish Ambassador

FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara, Nov. 13, 2013. FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara, Nov. 13, 2013.
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FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara, Nov. 13, 2013.
FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara, Nov. 13, 2013.
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Egypt says it has ordered the Turkish ambassador to be expelled, following comments by Turkey's prime minister.

Saturday's decision comes after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his criticism of Egypt's new leaders earlier in the week.

Ties between the two countries have been strained since Egypt ousted its Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, from office several months ago.

Turkey and Egypt recalled their ambassadors in August following Turkey's sharp criticism of Egypt's leaders and Morsi's ouster.

Turkey's ambassador returned to Egypt a few weeks later, but Egypt has declined to return its ambassador to Turkey.

Turkey's government had forged a close alliance with Morsi since he won Egypt's first free presidential election in June of 2012.

Morsi was ousted by the army in July following days of mass protests by millions against his turbulent year-long rule.

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by: Jolaoye from: Nigeria
November 24, 2013 9:24 PM
@Muhammad, I wonder which justification someone can have to remove a democratically elected president. If some group of people are not satusfied with Mossi's rule they should wait till the end of the tenure and push him out with election not with coup. You cant use religion as excuse or terrorism as a basis og removing a president, if that is so, you are telling us that terrorists even understand due process more than the citizens do which is not. As far as I'm concern, millitary rule un Egypt is the highest level of terrorism where few people terrorise wish of the majority.


by: Muhammad from: Egypt
November 23, 2013 7:46 PM
This Turkish idiotic disgusting lecherous reprobates are sponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood - which is a terrorist organization that killed countless Americans and Israelis and Egyptians - it is time to tell to the world what Turkey has become: it is an Islamic terrorists State just like Iran. Yet, somehow its a member of NATO...??? what a disgrace..!!! I hope America will come to realize the danger that Turkey is for the world. hey America, listen - the Muslim Brotherhood is Al Qaeda, it is Hamas, it is operating in Syria and Iraq and Lebanon and - it is in league with Iran... don't be fooled by the Shia Sunni divide... they both hate America and Israel. and now they are operating in Egypt... it is going to be a blood bath if you do not realize what you are doing here - you must support the Egyptian Military in its efforts to stop the Muslim Brotherhood terrorism. you must - or you will be next...

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