Turkey seeks to heal Egypt rifts by Saudi mediation
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

CAIRO: Turkish government needs to bring its relations with Egypt to normal, stated Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu who has held a number of recent meetings with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.

During a joint press conference held in New York with Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir Sunday, Çavuşoğlu noted that Saudi Arabia has played a role to heal the rift between both nations.

Çavuşoğlu said Egypt faces domestic economic difficulties, and expressed his country’s wishes that Egypt overcome such challenges.

Relations between both countries strained immediately after Morsi was ousted July 3, 2013 after mass protests that ended his regime. Turkish president Erdoğan described Morsi’s ouster as a “coup,” and Egypt on Nov. 23, 2013, downgraded bilateral diplomatic relations with Turkey, and declared Turkish ambassador Hussein Botsali persona non grata.


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