Intense phone diplomacy on Egypt
Turkish FM Davutoglu started an intense phone-call diplomacy with his foreign counterparts regarding the deadly crackdown on the Egyptian people on Wednesday. Davutoğlu spoke with Secretary–General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on the phone and put emphasis on stopping bloodshed and police intervention in Egypt. Turkish FM also spoke to his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Germany and called for an immediate end to the bloodshed. Turkish FM Davutoglu and US Secretary of State John Kerry also discussed over the phone the role of the international community in stopping the bloodshed in Egypt and starting a new dialogue process. Both ministers also agreed to stay in close contact and hold official talks about Egypt in the near future. Turkish FM also urged Egypt's interim government to stop Wednesday's police assault on Egyptians immediately, saying, "attacking civilians who have been protesting and showing their democratic reactions in a peaceful way is unacceptable.” He made a call to the Western countries saying that "Those who are not acting in the correct way today cannot teach democracy in the future."