Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu revealed that Turkey has been conducting secret diplomacy in Egypt to meet with deposed President Mohammed Morsi. However, Davutoglu also said that releasing former President Hosni Mubarak while the legitimate President Morsi is still in detention reverses the mediation efforts.
In an interview with a local Turkish channel, the Foreign Minister remarked that the situation in Egypt worsens by the day. He added that from the beginning of the crisis, Turkey had urged other foreign ministers to intervene and help to resolve it. He continued: "If the world does not act now to resolve the Egyptian crisis, Egypt will witness the same ordeal as Syria, perhaps worse. Everyone must assume their responsibilities towards the Egyptian and Syrian crises."