Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu meets with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo © Thomson Reuters


Reuters: Turkey’s foreign minister in Cairo for first time since ties cut a decade ago 

 CAIRO (Reuters) -Egypt and Turkey took another step towards mending relations on Saturday when Ankara’s top diplomat visited Cairo for the first time since ties were ruptured a decade ago and held talks with his Egyptian counterpart. 

Relations were severely strained in 2013 after Egypt’s then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi led the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, an ally of Ankara, but have gradually thawed since 2021. 

At a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said talks with Turkey on the possibility of restoring ties to ambassadorial level would happen at “the appropriate time”.  

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WNU Editor: Saudi Arabia and Iran agreeing to lessen tensions last week. Russia attempting to broker a peace deal between Turkey and Syria. And now Turkish and Egyptian diplomats meeting for the first time in over a decade. I could be wrong, but it looks like the Middle East is rearranging itself. 

Egyptian And Turkish Foreign Ministers Hold Talks For The First Time In A Decade  

Turkey’s top diplomat visits Cairo in effort to mend ties — AP

Turkey’s top diplomat vows to mend ties with Egypt — DW

Turkey’s top diplomat in Cairo for the first time in a decade — Middle East Eye

Thaw in Cairo-Ankara relations fills experts with hope — Arab News

Top Egypt, Turkey diplomats hold first Cairo talks in a decade — Al Jazeera