Turkey says Morsi death sentence politically motivated

Turkey has strongly criticized an Egyptian courtand’s decision to sentence ousted former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to death, saying that the verdict is politically motivated and not based on law.
andquotThere is no law, there is no justice,andquot Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlandut andcavuioilu said during a news conference broadcast live by TRT state television on Tuesday.
andquotWe werenand’t actually surprised … to see such a political verdict from a regime like that,andquot he said.
Death sentences against Morsi and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are a andquotmassacre of law and basic rightsandquot, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his comment on the court decision.
andquotWe call on the international community to act to withdraw these death sentences, given under the instructions of the coup regime, and to put an end to this path which could seriously endanger the peace of Egyptian society,andquot Erdogan said in a statement.
In a separate public statement, the Foreign Ministry said Turkey strongly condemns the decision made by an Egyptian court to uphold the death sentence against Morsi and 106 people.
The statement said the decision against Morsi, who was elected as president in the first free democratic elections of Egyptand’s modern history, came after a legal process that lacked any international standard or solid foundation and will not contribute to social peace and stability in Egypt.
The foreign ministry emphasized that the reversal of the decision is of crucial importance for peace and stability, not only in Egypt but also in the region.
Turkey has consistently opposed Morsiand’s removal from power through military intervention and has yet to recognize Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as president of Egypt.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman