August 15, 2013 / 7:21 AM / 5 years ago

Turkish PM calls for U.N. Security Council to convene on Egypt

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called on Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to convene quickly and act after what he described as a massacre in Egypt.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flee from tear gas and rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes, on a bridge leading to Rabba el Adwia Square where they are camping, in Cairo August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

“Those who remain silent in the face of this massacre are as guilty as those who carried it out. The U.N. Security Council must convene quickly,” Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara.

Reporting by Jonathon Burch and Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Nick Tattersall; editing by Mike Collett-White

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