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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Erdogan calls for a secular state, upsets the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Palestine Press Agency reports that the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian Islamist parties are very upset at one sentence in Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's speech in Cairo yesterday where he said  "I call on Egyptians to build a secular Egypt."

They are complaining that Erdogan is interfering in Egypt's internal affairs.

Some believe it was a mistranslation from Turkish to Arabic, and others are saying that when Erdogan says "secular" he doesn't mean it in the normal sense but he was really speaking to his constituents at home.