Egypt's pro-army media jump gun, welcome Turkey coup

2016-07-16 19:36


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: What we know about Turkey's attempted coup

2016-07-16 11:36

An attempted military coup started in Turkey on Friday night. Watch to find out what we know so far. WATCH

Cairo - Some of Egypt's pro-army media jumped the gun in their reporting on the attempted coup in Turkey, declaring it a success and welcoming the overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

At least three newspapers ran headlines on Saturday declaring that Turkey's army had overthrown Erdogan.

But by the time their print editions came out, Turkey's government had largely succeeded in quashing the coup after a night of clashes that left dozens dead.

As the events unfolded, Egyptian TV personality Ahmed Moussa declared "this isn't a military coup," but "a revolution within the Turkish armed forces."

Moussa was an avid supporter of Egypt's military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

Erdogan harshly condemned Morsi's overthrow, and the two countries have had tense relations since.

Read more on:    recep tayyip erdogan  |  egypt  |  turkey  |  north africa

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.