Erdogan slams Sisi for executing 9 for A-G killing

Ankara: Sharply criticising his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he refused to talk to “someone like him”.

In an interview with Turkish TV channels CNN-Turk and Kanal D, Erdogan said on Saturday, “They killed nine young people recently. This is not something we can accept.” He was referring to the execution on Wednesday of men sentenced for the murder of the Egyptian prosecutor general in 2015.

Al-Jazeera quoted Erdogan as saying, “Of course, we are going to be told that it is a decision of the judiciary, but there, justice, elections, all that, are nonsense. There is an authoritarian system, even totalitarian.”

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He added, “Now, I am answering those who wonder why Tayyip Erdogan does not speak to Sisi, because there are mediators who come here sometimes, but I will never talk to someone like him.”

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