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Egypt: Protesters in Turkey and Israel show support for Muslim Brotherhood

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Egypt: Protesters in Turkey and Israel show support for Muslim Brotherhood

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In the wake of the bloodshed in Egypt, protesters have been turning out in other countries to show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Mursi.

Around five thousand people joined a rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

“We are here for one reason. We are here to support Mursi who was elected in fair democratic elections. There are people here from all parts of society – workers and managers,” said one protester.

Euronews correspondent Bora Bayraktar said: “Protesters here in Istanbul are chanting slogans against the Egyptian army who carried out the military coup. They’re also calling for international action against the killings of civilians.”

There was also protest action in the city of Bursa in northwest Turkey.

It came as the country’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the violent confrontations in Egypt. His party has similar political roots to the Muslim Brotherhood.

There has been a show of solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel too. In Nazareth, more than two thousand Arab residents joined a march, waving Egyptian flags and placards featuring images of Mursi.