Turkey says it hopes to restore relations with Egypt

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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imgThe Turkish deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmuş said Monday that Ankara did not take any step to “normalise” relations with Egypt, but it would like to restore bilateral affairs.

Kurtulmuş’s declaration comes after Turkey recently improved its relations with both Russia and Israel.

Last week, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said that Egypt has reservations about dealing with the current Turkish government which has insisted on adopting a floundering regional foreign policy.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that he has no problem with the Egyptian people but only with the Egyptian government. He also criticised certain court verdicts related to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Commenting on Erdogan’s declarations, Abou Zaid said that the Egyptian people have chosen their leaders in democratic elections, pointing out that respecting people’s will is the start of any normal relations between the two countries.

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