Expert: Clashes in Egypt do not mean beginning of civil war
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
The unrest in Egypt and clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi do not mean the country's transition to a civil war, Egyptian expert on domestic policy Toufiq Ghanim told Trend over phone today.
"The situation in Egypt is a process of transition to democracy and these events are typical for several countries," he said.
According to him, at present, everything depends on the Egyptian army, which will decide how to proceed to prevent collisions.
"The Egyptian army is quite experienced and strong," he said. "So, it will be able to control the situation and eliminate the political crisis in the country."
Some 55 supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, who were protesting in front of state institutions after morning prayers, were killed by the military in the Egyptian capital of Cairo this morning.
Last Wednesday, the Egyptian military suspended the Constitution, ousted the President Mohamed Morsi, who was facing unprecedented protests, and promised to hold early elections for a new president. Egyptian Islamists do not recognize the changes and demand that Morsi be allowed to return to power.