Qatar and Turkey have condemned deadly police crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, in the capital Cairo
A Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement released on Wednesday that “Qatar strongly denounces the means by which peaceful protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya camp and al-Nahda square have been dealt with and which led to the killing of several unarmed innocent people among them.”
The statement also urged Egyptian authorities to “refrain from the security option in dealing with peaceful protests.”
In a similar move, Turkey condemned the attack, saying in a statement that “the international community, particularly the UN Security Council and Arab League, must act immediately to stop this massacre.”
For his part, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, “An armed intervention against civilian people who stage protests is unacceptable, regardless of its justification.”
Meanwhile, France said political solution is the only way to end crisis in the North African country.
The Egyptian state TV announced Wednesday morning that the protesters were evacuated from their camps in Rabaa al-Adawiya camp and al-Nahda square by the security forces.
According to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood at least 2,200 people were killed and 10,000 others injured in the crackdown by the Egyptian security forces on protest sit-ins held by Morsi supporters in Cairo.
Police reportedly used tear gas, armored cars and bulldozers to disperse Morsi supporters.
This is while Egyptian Health Ministry said at least 100 people were killed and over 800 injured in Cairo clashes.
Egypt has plunged into unrelenting string of violence since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian army pushed aside the first democratically elected president and declared chief Justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as the interim president.
On August 12, the Anti-Coup Pro-Democracy Alliance called on people to hold nationwide rallies to counter the military clampdown on their sit-ins.
The Egyptian army had earlier warned of taking action against the supporters of the ousted president.