Turkey recalls Egypt ambassador after deadly Cairo crackdown
Ankara: Turkey recalled its ambassador to Egypt following a bloody crackdown on supporters of the country`s ousted Islamist president, a Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.
"Our ambassador has been recalled to discuss the latest developments unfolding in Egypt," the spokesman told a news agency on Thursday.
Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali is expected to return to Cairo on Friday, he added.
Earlier, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Edogan, a supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement, called for an urgent Security Council meeting over Egypt`s "massacre".
"This is a very serious massacre... Against the Egyptian people who were only protesting peacefully," he said, criticising "the silence" of the international community.
The violence triggered when security forces moved in to break up pro-Morsi protest camps left at least 578 people dead and was the worst since the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
It prompted widespread concern, with US President Barack Obama urging Egypt`s Army-installed authorities to lift a state of emergency and allow peaceful dissent.
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