QA-26, 17 July 2016, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Tanju Bilgiç, in Response to a Question regarding Egypt’s blocking of a UN Security Council Statement against the Coup Attempt in Turkey

We have been informed that Egypt has blocked a draft statement to be made by the United Nations Security Council against the coup attempt in Turkey and declaring support to our democratically elected Government.

It is telling that Egypt especially opposed the “democratically elected” qualification used in the draft for our Government.

It is only natural for those who gained power through a coup, to avoid taking a stance against the coup attempt that targeted our democratically elected President and Government.