President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 19 said Egypt’s only democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was murdered.
“Morsi did not die a natural death, he was killed,” he said at an event in Istanbul.
Erdogan also on vowed to pursue justice for this sudden and unexplained death.
“Turkey will do whatever it takes to prosecute Egypt [regime] in international courts,” he said, in a no-holds-barred address, urging the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take action.
Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, died on June 18 during a court appearance.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a close ally of Morsi during his short tenure as president, and one of the fiercest international critics of the coup that toppled him.
Security forces have been accused of murdering Morsi after friends and colleagues say police failed to administer first aid fast enough when he collapsed, according to the Independent newspaper.
Prison guards allegedly left the 67-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader “slumped on the floor” of his courtroom cage for more than 20 minutes, despite other defendants calling for help.
In Egypt, a small ceremony was held Tuesday to bury Morsi in a cemetery in the east of the capital Cairo after his family said a request for a public burial in his hometown were denied by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government.