Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current Prime Minister of Turkey, said he would “withdraw from political life” if his Justice and Development party failed to win majority seats in Turkey’s upcoming elections scheduled to be held on March 30.
On March 6 he told reporters, “If my party does not achieve first place in the municipal elections, I would be ready to withdraw from political life.”
Another Coptic Christian was shot in Benghazi, Libya—just a few days after the bodies of seven Copts, killed execution style, were found in the north African nation.
Salama Fawzi, 24, was shot in the head while unloading food in front of his grocery stand and is currently being treated in a Libyan hospital where he is said to be in critical condition.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is severely disappointed by the insubstantial response of Libyan and Egyptian authorities regarding the murder of seven Coptic Christians in Libya on February 25. The individuals, who had all been shot execution style in the head, were found on a beach in Benghazi's Jarhoutha suburb.
The Coptic Church condemns the recent murders of seven Egyptian Copts in the region of Garutha, west of Benghazi, Libya.
Their bodies were found full of bullet marks; in images, half of one man’s head and face appears to have been blown off.
According to new media reports, the Qatar government has called on the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Group (al-Gama‘a al-Islamiyya)—including Assam Abdul Majid and Tarek al-Zomor, the leaders of the Islamic Group, and Muhammad Mahsub, Ashraf Badr al-Deen, Mahmoud Hasayn, and Hamza Zawba, the formal speaker of the Brotherhood’s Justice and Freedom Party—to leave Qatar and go to the English capital, London.
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