Turkish president says Egypt crackdown 'completely unacceptable'

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Posted: Aug 14, 2013 7:22 AM
Turkish president says Egypt crackdown 'completely unacceptable'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday an armed intervention by Egyptian security forces against protesters in Cairo supporting ousted president Mohamed Mursi was "completely unacceptable".

"Armed intervention on civilians, on people demonstrating ... This is completely unacceptable," Gul told reporters in the capital Ankara.

Turkey has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of what it has called an "unacceptable coup" after Egypt's military ousted the elected Mursi.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Jonathon Burch; Editing by Nick Tattersall, John Stonestreet)