by Samuel Tadros via The Washington Examiner
The rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi, who died last week at age 67, captured the tribulation of the Arab Spring.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey would seek justice for what he described as Egypt's killing of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. "Morsi did not die a natural death. He was killed," Erdogan said at an event in Istanbul ahead of next week's election do-over. “Turkey will do whatever it takes to prosecute Egypt in international courts.” Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member ideologically close to Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, collapsed in a Cairo courtroom on Monday.
In the same speech, Erdogan said a new UN report proves that top Saudi authorities were guilty and had prior knowledge of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder at Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul. He vowed that they would “pay the price and be held accountable.” In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry called on UN member states and international bodies to take action after UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Agnes Callamard found “credible evidence” that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder.