Turkish President seeks to save Morsy from the hangman’s noose

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By NepJournal May 22, 2015 11:12

Turkish President seeks to save Morsy from the hangman’s noose

By Abdiweli Adan

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Turkish President Reccep Tayyep Edoga in this file photo. He wants to save ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi from the death penalty

Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to save ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi from the death penalty handed down to him over last weekend.

According to a Turkish daily, Erdogan has sought the assistance of Saudi and Qatari governments to spearhead mediation to have the ousted leader flown to his country where he will be given asylum.

The report by Takvim newspaper also indicates that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi remains silent on the issue although he wants to get rid of Morsi.

Al-Sisi reportedly held meetings with his Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehlib and Defence Minister Sedqi Subhi to discuss the issue.

Mehlib suggested sending Morsi into exile because the country would face violent protests if he were put to death.

An Egyptian court sentenced Morsi and more than 100 other people to death over a mass prison break in 2011.

Morsy was deposed by the military in July 2013 and is already serving a 20-year prison term for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters while in power.

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By NepJournal May 22, 2015 11:12

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