Turkey recalls Egypt ambassador, Egypt reciprocates

Turkey recalls ambassador to Egypt as death toll rises above 600. (Reuters)

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday, following harsh condemnation by Ankara of a bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

Turkey has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of what it has called an "unacceptable coup" after Egypt's military toppled Mursi last month, and has called on the U.N. Security Council to act to stop the bloodshed.

Egypt reciprocated quickly, announcing that had recalled its ambassador to Ankara and giving the same justification in a brief statement reported by the state news agency.

Turkey has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of what it has called an "unacceptable coup" after Egypt's military toppled Mursi last month. It has called on the U.N. Security Council to act to stop the bloodshed.

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