Turkey freezes certain agreements with Egypt

According to the Sabah newspaper, bilateral agreements in the fields of transport, education and health care were frozen. In addition, Turkey has suspended deliveries of Turkey-made ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles to Egypt.

Turkey freezes certain agreements with Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey has decided to freeze a number of agreements with Egypt, Sabah newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to the newspaper, bilateral agreements in the fields of transport, education and health care were frozen. In addition, Turkey has suspended deliveries of Turkey-made ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles to Egypt.

Voyages of ro-ro type cargo ship between the two countries, which have been carried out from the Turkish port of Iskenderun to the Egyptian port of Port Said were also suspended.

There has been some tension in relations between Turkey and Egypt after the overthrow of ex-President Morsi. Ankara called the events in Egypt, "a military coup" and said that the new regime in Egypt is not legitimate.

On July 3, the Egyptian army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, suspended the constitution and asked the head of the Constitutional Court to act as the country's head during a transitional period.

Egypt's court made a decision to arrest Morsi for 15 days under the ongoing investigation, on July 26. The court accused Morsi of cooperation with Hamas, as well as, escaping from prison during the revolution in 2011.

Last Mod: 31 Temmuz 2013, 09:34
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