Turkey recalls Egypt ambassador for consultations after violence

August 15, 2013 22:57

ANKARA - Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday, following harsh condemnation by Ankara of a bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Turkey has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of what it has called an "unacceptable coup" after Egypt's military toppled Morsi last month, and has called on the UN Security Council to act to stop the bloodshed.

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