Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that ousted leader Mohamed Morsi is the only legitimate president of Egypt.
Erdogan made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with Turkey’s English-language daily Today’s Zaman.
He stated “Currently, my president in Egypt is Morsi because he was elected by the people,” adding “If we don’t judge the situation like that it is tantamount to ignoring the Egyptian people.”
On Saturday, several Egyptian MPs in the disbanded upper house of parliament also rejected the ouster of Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, in a military coup.
Speaking at a public rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, some two dozen members of the Shura Council demanded the army reinstate Morsi, and called on other legislatures across the world not to recognize Egypt’s new military-appointed administration.
Also, a top member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has denounced the overthrow of the country’s democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi by the army.
Essam El-Erian, who is the deputy head of FJP, said in an interview with Press TV that Morsi’s ouster was a plot hatched by a US-Israeli alliance.
He said “When Mr. Morsi was elected, this was a very big surprise and a very big chaos for those alliance [sic] of Zionist regime and America. Morsi comes from the school of Muslim Brotherhood which wants to cooperate with all nations on the ground of respect and mutual relations, and preserving all interests….”