Egypt and Turkey Agrees To Restore Diplomatic Relations  

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Egypt and Turkey have agreed to restore full diplomatic relations.

The move follows a phone call from Egypt’s President Abdel el-Sisi to congratulate the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on his election victory on Sunday.

Report says the two agreed to arrange the exchange of ambassadors immediately.

Egypt and Turkey fell out in 2013 after Mr. Erdogan described Mr. Sisi’s overthrow of Egypt’s then-President Mohammed Morsi as an “unacceptable coup.”

In later years the two countries backed opposing factions in Libya and were at odds over maritime borders in the gas-rich eastern Mediterranean.

Egypt is also mending fences with Iran. The two countries are expected to exchange ambassadors later this year.


BBC/Christopher Ojilere

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