Erdogan’s “Illegitimate Tyrant” Remark to Sisi Anger Egypt

Erdogan’s “Illegitimate Tyrant” Remark to Sisi Anger Egypt

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Erdogan’s “Illegitimate Tyrant” Remark to Sisi Anger Egypt

Egypt once again summoned Ankara’s chargé d’affaires in protest at the recent remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Cairo’s handling of the situation in Gaza amid Israel’s ongoing raids.

In a strongly worded statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry lashed out at Erdogan for calling President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi a “tyrant”, warning that their already sour bilateral ties could worsen further, press tv reported.

The Egyptian ministry also said it had called in the Turkish envoy to voice Cairo’s strong objection over the Turkish premier’s “insults” to Sisi.

The statement said “the continuation of the insults against Egypt and its elected leadership will undoubtedly lead to more measures from Egypt, leading to limited progress of bilateral relations”.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry also accused Erdogan of “repeatedly” meddling in the North African country’s domestic affairs, saying such moves are “unacceptable”.

In an interview with the CNN earlier this month, Erdogan described Sisi as an “illegitimate tyrant”, saying Egypt’s current rulers are blocking humanitarian aid channels into Gaza.

The Turkish leader also said Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a truce with Israel. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry first summoned the Turkish envoy on July 20.

Source: FARS