Moscow and Ankara Talk About Situation in Syria and Egypt

Beautiful Moskva river in August, Moscow, Russia
Beautiful Moskva river in August, Moscow, Russia

Turkish and Russian diplomats talk about Syria and Egypt.

Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s special representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, met with the Ambassador from Turkey, Aydin Sezgin, in the Russian capital Moscow yesterday after the request of the Turkish Ambassador to meet and talk about the situation in the North African country Egypt as well as in the Arab nation and the Turkish neighbouring country, Syria.

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Both representatives of their countries talked about the situation and several issues in the Middle East and also about the current events and problems in the North African country Egypt after the military overthrow of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian army according to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.

The spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministery, Levent Gumrukcu, demanded in advance of the meeting between the Turkish Ambassador to Russia, Aydin Sezgin, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, in Moscow, that the so-called democracy is restored in Egypt as fast as possible, although it is questionable what Russia or Turkey could do in order to restore the alleged democracy in Egypt when the President Mohamed Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) was in office before he has been ousted by the Egyptian army.

In addition, the military overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt was an expected act by the Egyptian army and there has been no real democracy under Mohamed Morsi in the North African country. The member of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as the Muslim Brothers in general, have an innate rejection against such things as democracy, free opinions and free press.

According to the statements of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the position of Turkey in regards of the military overthrow of Mohamed Morsi and the protests, mainly in the Egyptian capital Cairo, is “open”. The Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Levent Gumrukcu, also called the military overthrow of the Egyptian Islamist-President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian army an “undemocratic act”. He said that the Egyptian Muslim Brother, President Mohamed Morsi, was “removed in an undemocratic manner.”

Beautiful Moskva river in August, Moscow, Russia
Beautiful Moskva river in August, Moscow, Russia

Also the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a new statement about Egypt yesterday, while the Turkish police has again used tear gas and other means to disperse and to crackdown several anti-government and anti-Erdogan protests in the big cities of Turkey. The carried out violence against the protests and demonstrators in Turkey goes already so far that some can call these groups of Turkish policemen and security even regime forces now, while the party as well as the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan himself are acting like a totalitarian regime in Turkey.

The current statements by the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan in regards of Egypt and the current situation in the North African country angered the current authorities and the Egyptian military, of course. Levent Gumrukcu, spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, however, stressed that Tayyip Erdogan had no interest to interfere in the current developments and situation in Egypt and that the statements of the “Turkish leader” did not include such intentions.

For Turkey, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministers, Egypt was and still is an important partner and the long-standing and strong relations between Ankara and Cairo confirm this. They just have, so the Foreign Ministry of Turkey in regards of Egypt, share concerns about the developments in the North African country.

However, the Turkish officials and diplomats also stated finally, that the alleged “legitimately elected president Mohamed Morsi was removed from office by efforts that are at odds with democratic principles” and that Turkey wants Cairo to return to democracy as fast as possible, while the Turkish government itself has not much in common with real democracy.

Sadly, there is so far no information about the discussed topics and plans in regards of Syria, which were discussed between the meeting of the Russian and Turkish diplomat in Moscow.

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