Aug 14, 2013 8:56 AM
ISTANBUL - Turkish leaders have lashed out at the Egyptian government for its violent move to clear camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
In a statement Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office called the crackdown "a serious blow to the hopes of a return to democracy" and blamed other unnamed countries for encouraging the government after Morsi's ouster in a military coup on July 3.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul also warned that Egypt could descend into chaos and compared the development to Syria where a crackdown on civilians led to a civil war.
The comments came hours after Egyptian riot police cleared two sprawling encampments in Cairo. Fatalities have been reported.
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