A delegation from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs went to Cairo for talks with Egyptian diplomats. This is the first time since the 2013 Egyptian coup.
Determined to break the diplomatic isolation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a charismatic offensive against Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Relations with them have deteriorated significantly in recent years. Egypt is the first step in its efforts to achieve this normalization. The delegation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will start talks with Egyptian diplomats in Cairo on May 5 (Wednesday) and May 6 (Thursday).
This official visit is because in Egypt, after being elected president, Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the army and Marshal Abdul Fatah Al Sisi replaced the first in the 2013 coup. According to Cairo, he is known for his sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood movement. According to Cairo, he is a “terrorist”. Then President Erdogan started the business of the deported Islamic President, calling him Mr. Sisi . «Gangster».
“Turkey and Egypt have come a long way. Since 2013, Ankara or Cairo no longer have ambassadors. In fact, the current discussions are aimed at restoring diplomatic relations. We will see what concessions need to be made.”, Explained Franck Mermier, research director of CNRS at the French Anatolian Research Institute (IFEA) in Istanbul.
The Egyptian authorities used this opportunity to convey a list of their requirements to their Turkish counterparts, starting at 11 o’clock, including the list of the withdrawal of Turkish armed forces and their Syrian auxiliary personnel from Libya to the return to Turkish occupation. In northern Syria, by expelling Syrian opponents who sympathized with the Muslim Brotherhood, they took refuge on Turkish soil.
“This kind of reconciliation has attracted the attention of the Turkish Egyptian community. There are about 30,000 people, most of whom are opponents, who are worried about paying the price. Some Egyptians who settle in Turkey enjoy an unstable status with simple renewable tourist visas.”, Explained Franck Mermier, an outstanding connoisseur of Turkish Arab exiles.