Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:21PM GMT
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Well the statements are strange hadn’t not been for the documents he said he had to support what he is saying.”
Press TV has conducted an interview with Naseer al-Omari, writer and political commentator, about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing Israel of being behind the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Mr. al-Omari, Turkey’s Prime Minister accuses Israel of being behind President Morsi’s ouster. What do you make of Mr. Erdogan’s statement? Why would he accuse Israel?
Al-Omari: Well the statements are strange hadn’t not been for the documents he said he had to support what he is saying.
My take on Mr. Erdogan’s statements vis-à-vis Israel are always skeptical. On the one hand you have strong relationships between … Israel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government, on the other hand you have condemnation coming against Israel on almost every occasion.
So to me it is really a little hypocritical to be having wonderful relationships when it comes to cooperation and when it comes to military issues and then on the other hand you condemn them for what you say are suspicious activities in Egypt.
It’s truly strange that Mr. Erdogan would talk about challenging other regimes when he’s doing something similar in Syria but I don’t think he sees that contradiction.
Press TV: Well Dr., with regards to Egypt itself, where do you think the situation is heading? Is the country falling into a civil war? Is it on the path of resolving its political crisis?
Al-Omari: I don’t think the country is moving towards a resolution any time soon. I don’t think any of the conflicting factions in Egypt have a edged any closer to any agreement.
I think that the grievance of the Muslim Brotherhood will go untackled at this point. I doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood will participate in any political process with all the persecution and all the imprisonment of its leadership.
I think Egypt has not found its way towards peace yet.