The Turkish ambassador to Doha, Muhammad Mustafa Koksu, expressed his country’s optimism for the improvement of relations with Egypt despite the continuing political tension between the two parties.
In an interview with “Al-Jazeera Mubasher” channel published on Monday, Cocso said that he is optimistic about the improvement of relations with Egypt, noting “the continuation of trade relations and investments between the two countries despite the problems at the political level.”
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have been witnessing a political crisis since 2013 after the Turkish authorities categorically refused to isolate the Egyptian army to the late President, Mohamed Morsi, a leader in the “Muslim Brotherhood” and “the first democratically elected Egyptian president,” according to Ankara, which previously refused to recognize the legitimacy of the current Egyptian president. , Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Turkey considers Morsi’s removal a “military coup”, while the Egyptian authorities, which describe these events as a revolution, condemn this stance, accusing Turkey of supporting the “Muslim Brotherhood” group, which Cairo officially declared a “terrorist organization.”
Later on, tension between the two sides escalated against the backdrop of several issues, especially the Libyan crisis, which almost became an arena for a military confrontation between the Egyptian and Turkish forces.
Source: “Al Jazeera Mubasher” + agencies