"Switzerland expects to see a swift return to democracy in which all the social forces in the country are involved and in which fundamental human rights are respected," the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "It expresses the hope that a peaceful solution can be found to the current political polarization in Egypt and it calls on all sides to renounce the use of violence."
President Bashar al-Assad described events in Egypt as the fall of "political Islam," the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said, citing his interview with the state-run al-Thawra newspaper.
"You cannot deceive everyone all the time, particularly the Egyptian people who have a civilization dating back to thousands of years and clear pan-Arab nationalist thought," al-Assad said.
The Syrian president said he had long known that the Muslim Brotherhood's rule would fail. "I said their project is a failure before it began and this is what made the Muslim Brotherhood's experiment fall quickly because it is wrong, and what is built on a wrong principle will definitely fall," he told the newspaper.
"We are deeply sorry over recent events in Egypt," Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's minister of foreign affairs, told reporters in Istanbul, according to the official Anadolu News Agency. "It is extremely worrying that Morsy, a president who was elected democratically, was ousted by the army."
He added, "Powers of Egypt's elected authorities should immediately be reinstated."
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said, "It is not possible for any democratic country to comprehend nor to accept that an elected president is removed from office through undemocratic means other than elections. We expect all due respect to be extended to elected President Morsy in this new period in Egypt as well."
President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged a quick return to civilian leadership but did not call for a return of Morsy, and he ordered a review of U.S. law regarding aid to Egypt.
"The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability in Egypt is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties," Obama said in a statement.
Obama said the United States expects the military to "ensure the rights" of Egyptian citizens "during this uncertain period."