Egyptian legal team prepares to file lawsuit against Turkish prime minister
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - REUTERS

CAIRO: An Egyptian legal team is preparing to take legal actions against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

The lawsuit would seek to bring Erdogan before the International Criminal Court, particularly in light of his comments about Egypt’s judicial verdicts.

The legal team includes a number of former members of judicial bodies and international lawyers.

The legal action centers on several things, including filing claims to Attorney General Hisham Barakat that would put Erdogan on airport watch lists and charge him with supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

On April 11 VetoGate reported that Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul that the “Egyptian legal system does not have conscience or courage.”

Erdogan’s statement prompted a response from head of the Turkish opposition party Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Kılıçdaroğlu told Al-Hayah Al-Youm on April 15that “Erdogan’s interference in Egypt’s internal matters is unacceptable.”

The Former Head of Cairo’s Appeals Court Refaat Saeed denounced Erdogan’s interference in a phone interview with CBC Extra Monday, saying that Egypt’s judiciary system does not give in to any political parties or powers.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Metwally.


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