Turkish opposition delegation concludes Egypt visit

A delegation of the Republican People's Party (CHP), Turkey's main opposition party, left Cairo on Thursday after a four-day visit to Egypt

Turkish opposition delegation concludes Egypt visit

World Bulletin / News Desk

A delegation of the Republican People's Party (CHP), Turkey's main opposition party, left Cairo on Thursday after a four-day visit to Egypt.

Led by CHP deputy leader Faruk Logoglu, the delegation held talks with Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb.

The Turkish delegation also met with a host of political leaders, including former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the liberal Free Egyptian Party.

The talks focused on maintaining relations between the Egyptian and Turkish people, regardless of differences between the governments.

The visit of the CHP delegation came amid tension between Egypt and Turkey over Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's criticism of the army's July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi.

While Ankara describes Morsi's overthrow as a "military coup", Cairo insists that it was a popular revolution.

Last Mod: 12 Eylül 2013, 13:14
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