Erdogan claims Israel is behind Morsi's ouster
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a speech during a meeting at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) party headquarters in Ankara, on August 20, 2013
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Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that he has evidence that proves that Israel was behind the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
"Who is behind this? Israel is. We have evidence," Erdogan said, the Associated Press reported.
According to AP, the evidence that Erdogan has up his sleeve is a 2011 meeting held in France between the Israeli justice minister and an anonymous Jewish French intellectual. The Turkish PM quotes the intellectual as saying the Muslim Brotherhood would not remain in power, even if it won the elections.
Turkey and Erdogan have been strong supporters of Morsi as a democratically elected Islamic leader. Since the ousting of Morsi on July 3, Erdogan has been outwardly critically of the "military coup" that caused the Egyptian army to overthrow the leader.