Turkish PM calls for free elections in Egypt after Mubarak quits
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged fair and free elections and shift to constitutional democracy in Egypt following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Xinhua reported.
"From this moment on, Egypt must hold fair and free elections and form a constitutional democracy without allowing chaos, instability and especially provocation," Erdogan was quoted as saying by the semi-official Anatolia news agency one day after the resignation of Mubarak.
"Now we share the joy, hope, excitement and jubilation of the Egyptian people," he said.
Erdogan also repeated his call to the international community to help Egypt and Tunisia overcome their financial troubles.
"I believe that this transition process will end successfully and Egypt will get through it stronger," he said, adding that "we have always wanted peace in Egypt and we will continue to support peace and stability in Egypt."