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How two Islamic groups fell from power to persecution: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey’s Gulenists

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first-ever democratically elected president, died unexpectedly during a trial in June 2019.

He was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an almost century-old Islamist group that rose to power after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

  • Ahmet T. Kuru
  • The Conversation

Its political tenure was short.

Morsi was deposed by a coup in 2013, on the one-year anniversary of his election. Egypt’s new military regime declared the Muslim Brotherhood, whose political coalition received 38% of the votes in the 2011 parliamentary elections, a …

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