Erdogan calls on Egypt to move to transitional administration now
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to start the transition of power sooner rather than later, a day after Mubarak announced he would surrender power in September. "It is very important to get over this period with a temporary administration," the Anatolia news agency quoted Erdogan as saying during a visit to Kyrgyzstan. "People expect Mubarak to take very different steps." Erdogan added that he had watched developments in Cairo on TV late into the night, and it appeared to him that the Egyptian people won't be satisfied until plans for an early transition of power are announced.