Turkey: Israel behind Egyptian leader's ouster
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says Israel was behind the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, and that Turkey has evidence to prove it.
The evidence that Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to offer, however, was a 2011 meeting in France between the Israeli justice minister and an unnamed Jewish French intellectual whom he quoted as saying the Muslim Brotherhood would not be in power even if it wins elections.
Erdogan has been a strong backer of Morsi as an example of a democratically elected Islamic leader. He is also one of the biggest critics of a coup that ousted Morsi from power.
"Who is behind this? Israel is. We have evidence," Erdogan said.
Turkey and Egypt recalled their ambassadors last week as relations worsened.
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