Erdogan Tells Egypt’s Mubarak He Should Listen to His People

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to listen to his people, saying the era of governments surviving on repression was over.

“No government can survive against the will of its people,” Erdogan said in an address to his party at the Turkish parliament in Ankara today.

In what he said was both a warning and piece of advice for Mubarak, Erdogan said, “We are all passing, and we will be judged by what we left behind.”

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