Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Friday that the release of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi would facilitate national reconciliation.
After he performed the Friday prayer at the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Gul called for Egyptians to cooperate and integrate for the sake of Egypt’s future. He noted that unity is the only guarantee for a fast and smooth transition to democracy.
He said that it is necessary Egypt does not become any more complicated. He called for all Egyptian politicians to reach a national agreement and to return to democracy, which Egyptians sought when they took to the streets in January 25, 2011.
Replying to a question about Morsi’s detention, Gul said: “I am not aware of this issue. The most important thing is saving Egypt’s future first and not making room for the spread of chaos.”
He added: “Huge crowds in the streets could get out of control. The policy of crowds and anti-crowds should stop because it might become difficult to control them.”
He asserted that it is necessary to take the democratic path as soon as possible, but without ignoring Egyptians since this widens the gap amongst them.