Morocco Among Three countries to Immediately Denounce Turkish Failed Coup
In an op-ed published on the news website, the Middle East Eye, Hearst denounced western ambiguity during the coup and lauded Morocco’s clear stance in support of the democratically elected government.
“Only three countries in the world clearly supported Erdogan from the start – Morocco, Qatar, and Sudan,” Hearst said.
He drew a contrast between the three countries immediate denunciation of the coup, and the sluggishness of western countries to do the same as they waited 3 hours before condemning the failed military take-over, while the Saudi government had to wait 15 hours before voicing support for Erdogan.
He deplored that the US embassy described the coup as “uprising”, adding that some media outlets in the west and the Arab World broadcasted biased reporting and analyses saying the coup was successful.
“Turkey’s reaction last night was that of a mature democracy. The West’s was that of corrupted democracy tainted by its support of autocracy,” Hearst deplored.