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Erdogan attacks Morsi verdict as return to ‘ancient Egypt’



President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday attacked the death sentence handed out by an Egyptian court to former president Mohamed Morsi, saying it was like a return to “ancient Egypt”.

“The popularly-elected president of Egypt… has unfortunately been sentenced to death. Egypt is turning back into ancient Egypt,” Erdogan said at a rally in Istanbul, accusing the West of “turning a blind eye” to the 2013 coup that ousted Morsi.

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