ANKARA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkey is concerned that Egypt's ongoing instability may spread to the entire Middle East region in light of some radical groups' sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood who has been cleared of their sit-in sites in Cairo and suffered a heavy death toll, analysts say.
"The main reason why Turkey is concerned about the situation in Egypt is that the unresolved crisis will have a snowball impact on the rest of the Middle East," said Mesut Cevikalp, an expert on the Middle East.
"Ankara believes the abrupt interruption of the democratic system in Egypt, with the military's ouster of an elected president and the clashes between his supporters and the security forces, may embolden radical groups in the region who think political process is dead and violence is the only way to get their demands met," he explained.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently said Egypt is the "backbone of the Middle East," stressing that Turkey is concerned about the impact of the developments in Egypt on the entire region.
On Wednesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said "what's happening today (in Egypt) is unacceptable," warning that the crisis in Egypt would have an impact on the entire Muslim world.
Nebahat Tanriverdi, an expert on Egypt at the Ankara-based Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies, said the radicalization of some groups in Egypt is likely to happen given that the Muslim Brotherhood was virtually denied entrance to the political process.
"We have already seen some extremist groups resorting to violence in the Sinai Peninsula, putting a risk to the national security of Egypt," she told Xinhua.
"The extremist groups across the Middle East and North Africa can take advantage of the crisis to promote their activities and recruit new people. This is a grave risk," she warned.
In addition, Davutoglu said "Egypt is a key country for keeping the fruit of the Arab Spring... (what happens now in Egypt) will endanger the baby steps of the democracy in Libya, Tunisia and other countries."
Turkey's top leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned Egyptian security forces' use of force on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkey was one of the few countries that denounced what it called an "unacceptable coup" after Egyptian military ousted Morsi, and called for restoring democracy to the country.
On Friday, thousands of people in around 80 mosques across Turkey expressed their support for the people who were killed by security forces in Egypt, and almost 2,000 supporters of Morsi held a demonstration in Istanbul to denounce the Egyptian army's attacks against Morsi's loyalists.