Egypt summons Turkish ambassador

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish Ambassador in Cairo for clarifications about statements made recently by Turkish officials on the situation in Egypt.

Egypt summons Turkish ambassador

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish Ambassador in Cairo Huseyin Avni Botsali on Monday evening for clarifications about statements made recently by Turkish officials on the situation in Egypt.

According to diplomatic sources with the Turkish mission, the diplomat met Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Hatem Seif al-Nasr who said that remarks made by Turkish officials on Egypt amounting to meddling in Egypt’s domestic affairs.

Last week, Egypt's presidency said it was evaluating relations with Turkey in light of recent "contradictory messages" from Ankara.

"Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision is pushing relations between the two countries down a path that Cairo has always tried to avoid so as to maintain the historic relations between the two peoples," presidential spokesperson Ihab Badawi told reporters last week, declining to elaborate further.

Relations between Turkey and Egypt have been tense since the Egyptian army's July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi -- a move Ankara has described as a "military coup".

Last Mod: 12 Kasım 2013, 09:36
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