Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri has strongly condemned Turkish president Erdogan’s statement that former Egyptian President Mursi was killed, calling it the “repeated, irresponsible accusations by the Turkish president about Egypt”.
On Wednesday, Turkish President Erdogan alleged that President Mohamed Mursi was “killed” and blamed Egyptian authorities for not taking any measures to save the former head of state. President Erdogan raised hopes that the United Nations will look into Mursi’s death and bring those responsible to justice.
Mursi, ousted in 2013 in a coup d’etat led by the incumbent president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, died aged 67 on 17 June, as a result of a heart attack during a court hearing on an espionage case in Cairo.
Following his demise, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights voiced concerns over the conditions of Mursi’s detention and the provision of necessary medical care.
The authority also called for an independent probe into the former Egyptian president’s death.
Amnesty International also supported the call and reiterated that it was necessary to launch an investigation into the matter.
Reacting to the calls by the UN, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry accused the organization of ‘politicizing’ Mursi’s death.