Egypt summons Turkey’s charge d’affaires over harsh Erdoğan comments
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip - REUTERS

CAIRO: Egypt has summoned the Turkish charge d’affaires to Egypt for the second time in a month over statements made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan critical of Egypt.

Erdoğan said Egypt’s stance towards Palestine is not sincere and described newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a tyrant and no different from Israeli authorities, Middle East Online reported Saturday.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press statement Saturday saying that Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d’affaires “because of the continuous interference of Turkey in Egyptian internal affairs.”

The ministry’s statement threatened to take actions against Turkey that will limit relations between the two countries, MENA added.

The Cairo Post tried to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment on the matter, but attempts were unsuccessful.

Egypt’s relations with Turkey became tense after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi following the events of June 30. Erdoğan was a supporter of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and has described Morsi’s ouster by the military as a coup.

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