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18 Jun 2019 | 08:10 PM UTC

Turkey: Hundreds mourn death of former Egyptian President Morsi June 18

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Hundreds mourn death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Ankara and Istanbul June 18; similar demonstrations possible over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Ankara, Istanbul


Hundreds of people, including Muslim Brotherhood supporters, mourned the recent death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Ankara and Istanbul on Tuesday, June 18. Notably, some 500 people prayed outside the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, obstructing traffic; in Istanbul, hundreds mourned Morsi's death in Fatih district.

Similar demonstrations are possible in Turkish cities over the coming days. Localized disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in affected areas.


Former President Mohammed Morsi died while in a court hearing in Cairo on June 17. The Egyptian military and Ministry of the Interior have reportedly declared a state of high alert in the country over the risk of related demonstrations.


Individuals in Turkey are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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