-- The reactions of some countries to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi offer a revealing glimpse at their own domestic politics. Here is a look at which side key countries are supporting.
The Obama administration is treading carefully, wary of taking sides. President Barack Obama said the U.S. acknowledged the "legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people" while also observing that Morsi, an Islamist, won his office in a legitimate election. <em>In this June 28, 2012 pool-file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett/Pool-File)</em>
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, which had formed an alliance with Morsi, is speaking out in favor of the ousted leader. Turkey's foreign minister slammed the overthrow as "unacceptable" and called for Morsi's release from house arrest. Turkey itself was hit last month by a wave of protests against Erdogan's perceived authoritarianism and attempts to impose his conservative views on secular society. <em>In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi attend the congress of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey. (AP Photo/File)</em>
Syria's embattled President Bashar Assad is celebrating the overthrow as the end of "political Islam." He is facing an insurgency at home and has refused to step down, calling the revolt an international conspiracy carried out by Islamic extremists and fundamentalist groups such as the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, a branch of the Egyptian group with the same name to which Morsi belongs. <em>In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks during an interview published with the state-run Al-Thawra newspaper, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/SANA)</em>
Iran is disappointed at the fall of Morsi, with a prominent lawmaker saying the leader failed to reshape Egypt's powerful military and other security agencies. After Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the new leadership formed military and security forces loyal to the clerics and others. Morsi's government had ended more than three decades of diplomatic estrangement with Iran dating back to the revolution, when Egypt offered refuge to Iran's deposed shah. <em>In this photo released by the official website of the office of Iranian President-elect Hasan Rouhani, Rouhani speaks in a conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Office of the President-elect, Mohammad Berno)</em>
The ruling Islamists in Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, are condemning the overthrow as a "flagrant coup." Ennahda party leader Rachid Ghannouchi expressed astonishment, saying the overthrow undermined democracy and would feed radicalism. <em>New prime minister of Tunisia, Ali Larayedh, delivers a speech during a press conference, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Tunis, Tunisia. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)</em>
The United Arab Emirates, one of the Arab world's most outspoken critics of the Muslim Brotherhood, is noting its "satisfaction" at the turn of events in Egypt, according to the official news agency WAM. The UAE claims Islamist groups backed by the Muslim Brotherhood have sought to topple its Western-backed ruling system. <em>Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash gestures during his joint press conference with British Foreign Affairs Minister to the Middle East Alistair Burt in Abu Dhabi, on May 28, 2013. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)</em>