A woman holds a flag with a picture of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during 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
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to make an effort to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former president Mohamed Mursi, who suffered a fatal heart attack in a Cairo court earlier this week.
Speaking at an election rally in Istanbul, Erdogan said Mursi “did not die, he was murdered,” and called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to act on Mursi’s death. He added he will raise the issue at the G-20 summit in Japan at the end of the month.
Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Jonathan Spicer