The Foreign Ministry in a written statement has reiterated its desire for political stability in Egypt, calling for dialogue in the country for a quick return to democratic order after bloody clashes in Egyptian cities on Oct. 6.
Monday’s statement by the Foreign Ministry said Turkey desires real dialogue among all parties in Egypt for a return to democracy with the help of elections which all political parties can participate in, after expressing Turkey’s concerns and deep sorrow on the bloody intervention against demonstrations on Oct. 6 in which a large number of Egyptians lost their lives while many others were wounded.
The statement stressed the need for the Egyptian nation to act with responsibility during the sensitive period that it is experiencing and called for restraint amid violence, the release of political detainees, respect for the law and fundamental rights and freedoms as well as the re-establishment of democratic legitimacy.
At least 51 people were killed in clashes after opponents and supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohammad Morsi, took to the streets on Oct. 6, one of the bloodiest days in Egypt since Morsi was toppled by the military on July 3. Egypt has been suffering from unrest since the Egyptian army took power.