TDN World Desk: After the death of Morsi in Egypt’s courtroom Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed solidarity and conveyed his condolence. Erdogan was also the first state-leader to acknowledge Morsi as ‘Martyr’.On Sunday, Abdullah, the son of Morsi, the late former president of Egypt thanked Erdogan along with several other Muslim leaders.
” We would like to thank everyone, particularly Mr. Erdogan, Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his father [Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani ], the Malaysian government and former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, ” Mori’s son Abdullah told Al Jazeera television.
Abdullah accused the Egyptian government declined their family request to arrange a funeral prayer for Morsi that was held in absentia (salat al-gayib) in al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Millions of people around the world, he said attended the funeral prayers
of his father.
” No such events has ever been witnessed in history. Never have millions of people performed funeral prayers in absentia for anyone, ” added he.
It is to be noted that Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected President of Egypt died in court room on last Monday. Following his death Morsi’s son Abdullah accused incumbent President Fattah al- Sisi and few other Egyptian officials to be responsible for the ‘killing’ of his father.
On Wednesday, June 19 Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was also of the opinion that Mohamed Morsi was politically murdered.
” Morsi didn’t die a natural death, he was killed,” he said at an event in Istanbul.
Addressing Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Erdogan said:
” Turkey will do whatever it takes to prosecute Egypt in international courts.”