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Erdogan lauds Brotherhood ally as Turkey mourns Morsi

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly questioned the circumstances of the former Egyptian president's death as Turkey observed nationwide funeral prayers today.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a symbolic funeral prayer for the former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi at the courtyard of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RC12D77EC4C0

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in funeral prayers in Istanbul’s ancient Fatih mosque today in honor of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed and died in a Cairo court on Monday.

Crowds gathered for the ritual chanted “God is Great” as Erdogan capped the prayers with an impassioned speech lionizing his onetime Muslim Brotherhood ally. 

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