European leaders – including British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande – have urged the EU to send a united message condemning the violence in Egypt.
There also calls for the bloc’s foreign ministers to meet next week to discuss ties with Cairo.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has told euronews that it will not stand for an interference in its domestic affairs.
“We ask the world and the European countries to build their positions and declarations on what really happens in our country – that they reflect terrorists’ armed attacks on Cairo’s streets and other places, which are aimed at terrorising the citizens,” said Badr Abdel-Aati, Foreign Ministry spokesman.
“We strongly reject any interference in Egypt’s internal affairs. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we see in remarks and actions of Turkish officials, which are aimed at turning public opinion against Egypt and completely ignoring the will of the Egyptian people,” he continued.