Turkish PM says U.N., Arab League must stop Egypt 'massacre'

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Posted: Aug 14, 2013 7:46 AM
Turkish PM says U.N., Arab League must stop Egypt 'massacre'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council and Arab League to take immediate steps to stop a "massacre" in Egypt, saying international silence had paved the way for the Egyptian authorities' violent crackdown.

"The international community, especially the U.N. Security Council and Arab League, must act immediately to stop this massacre," Erdogan's office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jonathon Burch; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by John Stonestreet)