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Thursday, 12th December, 2019
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Egypt blocks access to Turkish media outlets over wide coverage of ousted president death
Jun 18, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

Egypt has reportedly blocked access to the websites of Anadolu Agency (AA) and Turkey's state television channel "TRT" on Tuesday.

Turkey’s media has been widely covering the death of Egypt’s first democratically-elected President Mohamed Mursi, who died on Monday.

Morsi, who passed away  while in a courtroom facing charges many believed to be politically-motivated, became the president of Egypt in June 2012, after former leader Hosni Mubarak stepped down following mass demonstrations.

After serving in office for a year, he was deposed at the hands of a military uprising led by Egypt’s current leader Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi.

Since his ouster, Egypt’s post-coup authorities have waged a relentless crackdown on dissent, killing hundreds of the former president’s supporters and throwing thousands in jail on “violence” charges.

Shortly after the coup, Morsi’s party, the Muslim Brotherhood was officially designated a “terrorist organization” in Egypt.

In the aftermath of the military overthrow, then-U.S. President Barack Obama refrained from using “coup” to describe Sisi’s actions, and supported a transition of power in Egypt's government.


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