Turkish Public Opinion Favours Recognition of the Presidential Elections in Egypt

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Turkey’s AKP government has been very critical of Egypt’s new leadership. Ankara even called for the deposed Muslim Brotherhood leader Moursi to be reinstated as the country’s popularly elected President. EDAM’s survey shows that the Turkish public opinion favors more conciliatary approach. 60 % of the population, according to the survey results, want Ankara to recognize the outcome of the Presidential elections in Egypt. There are however clear differences according to party affiliations with 25 % of the AKP voters that have taken part in the survey favoring the non-recognition of the election results.

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