Egypt Condemns Erdogan’s Word At WEF

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan’s speech before the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, terming it as a continuation of lies and fabrications made by the Turkish leader about Egypt.

In an official statement released on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry renewed its condemnation of the lies by the Turkish president, asserting that Turkey has been suffering over the past 12 years of Erdogan’s rule of non-democratic practices with all disregard to human rights.

The statement also denounced Erdogan’s restrictions on freedom of expression as well as the use of excessive force against political activists and peaceful protesters, citing the closure of social networks such as Twitter in a flagrant breach of the freedom of opinion as well as restrictions on press and judiciary, corruption charges as well as unjust sentences against journalists and writers.

Such recurrent practices and non-democratic acts could never give Erdogan any ethical or political justification for speaking about democracy, but they only reflect a personal ideology for the Turkish leader who has illusions about restoring the glory of the Ottoman Empire away from the national interests of his country and people.

The statement has gly denounced Erdogan slamming at the United Arab Emirates, considering his remarks as offensive to all Arab countries.

Erdogan has never stopped his interference in other countries’ affairs, but he is even involved in supporting terrorist groups whether politically or financially in order to spread chaos and harm the interests of the Arab nations, added the statement.

The statement urged the UN and the international community not to remain silent over such remarks which pose a threat to international peace and security.

In the meantime, the statement asserted Cairo’s keenness on distinguishing between the stances of the Turkish leadership and the historical relations binding the peoples of the two countries.

The statement aised Erdogan to stop his interference in other countries’ affairs and introduce reforms to his record which violates respect of human rights instead of apparently standing as a defender of a democracy he lacks.


Source : Egypt State Information Service