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Egyptian liberals 'made a historical mistake'

11 July 2013 Last updated at 16:53 BST

A year ago the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's creed looked like a winning political formula, but now they have been removed from power. Liberals who are celebrating the recent coup have been criticised for allying themselves with some elements behind the old Mubarak regime.

On the BBC's Hardtalk programme, Stephen Sackur speaks to Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol and Egyptian feminist and political activist Dina Wahba. Was the removal from power of the Muslim Brotherhood, the start of a stronger democracy for Egypt, or will it, as Mustafa Akyol suggests, prove to be a historical mistake?

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 11 July at 14:30 GMT and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Friday 12 July at 00:30 BST.

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