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Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:47 AM
 
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a truce with Israel. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a truce with Israel.

“Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)? Sisi is a tyrant himself,” Mr Erdogan told reporters.

“He is not different from the others,” he said, adding that it was Egypt’s current rulers who were blocking humanitarian aid channels to the Gaza Strip ruled by the Islamist Hamas movement.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said Mr Erdogan’s comments were “unacceptable”.

 
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