Turkey's Erdogan criticizes death sentence handed down to ousted Egyptian President Morsi

May 16, 2015 12:29 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Egypt for sentencing ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death, saying the country was returning to the "old Egypt" by rolling back democracy.

Erdogan on Saturday also criticized western nations that he accused of not speaking out against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted Morsi, or against death sentences being handed down to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group.

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