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Erdoğan Reminds Mubarak that Presidents Die Too

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has finally weighed in on the situation in Egypt, issuing the latest in a sequence of recommendations to preferred U.S. allies in the region.

Last year’s post-flotilla advice to the Israeli regime consisted of an excerpt from the Ten Commandments, delivered in both English and Hebrew: “Thou shalt not kill”.

This year’s advice to Mubarak covers the same themes of religion and death. Reminding the Egyptian leader of the plot in the ground that is inevitably awaiting him, Erdoğan has instructed Mubarak to listen to the wishes of the Egyptian citizenry, given the irrelevance of political rank when “the only thing that will come with you when you die is your burial shroud”.

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1 Comment

  1. Saffron Rice says:

    Turkey’s Recep Erdogan is emerging as regional leader, he sides with the Palestinians and Egyptians on freedom from oppression. Compared with Israel he has the high moral ground.

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