ErdoIan says considers Morsi, not Sisi, as president of Egypt

Turkeyand’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he still considers ousted leader Mohammed Morsi, not Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as the president of Egypt.
An Egyptian courtand’s sentencing Morsi and dozens of other Muslim Brotherhood officials to death has spurred worldwide criticism, drawing sharp condemnations from the US, EU and Turkey.
Turkeyand’s presidential spokesman ibrahim Kalin said on Monday that the Middle East would be plunged into turmoil if Egypt carried out death sentences.
Speaking during a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, Erdogan reiterated Turkeyand’s opposition to the death sentence, and told reporters that he sees Morsi still as the legitimate president of Egypt.
Diplomatic ties between Turkey and Egypt have been on ice since Egyptian army removed Morsi from power in a military coup dand’etat in summer of 2013. Following year, former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected as president in elections.
Ankara, however, refuses to build diplomatic relation with Sisiand’s Egypt.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman