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Egypt vs. Turkey: More Drama in the Middle East

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Turkey has declared Egypt’s ambassador “persona non grata” and downgraded diplomatic relations to the level of charge d’affaires, in a tit-for-tat move after Cairo expelled its envoy. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that it also summoned Egypt’s charge d’affaires for an explanation in the latest row between the two countries, which began following the ouster of former Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt’s charge d’affaires was summoned to be informed that “our relations were downgraded to the level of charge d’affaires and Egyptian Ambassador Abderahman Salah El-Din…is declared persona non grata in line with the reciprocity principle that forms the basis of international relations,” the statement added.
In August, Ankara and Cairo recalled their envoys for consultation. Turkish ambassador returned to Egypt in September, however, the Egyptian ambassador remained in the African country.
Ankara’s decision came after Egypt earlier on Saturday expelled Turkish ambassador to Cairo and downgraded bilateral ties to the level of charge d’affaires. Cairo also announced that it would not send its ambassador to Ankara.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

November 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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