Turkey wants to repair its ties with Egypt, after relations soured over the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Mursi in 2013, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.
Relations between Ankara and Cairo took a nosedive after the Egyptian military deposed Mursi on July 30, 2013.
Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, had been a close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party-led (AKP) government.
Erdogan repeatedly condemned the ouster as a “coup d’etat” against Mursi, and in a show of solidarity at rallies he has often flashed the four-finger “Rabaa” hand salute -- seen as a symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We think we need to develop economic and cultural ties with Egypt as countries that use the two sides of the Mediterranean,” Yildirim told reporters at a briefing in Istanbul.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر