18-10-2019 04:24 PM Jerusalem Timing

Erdogan Starts “Arab Spring” Tour, Visits Egypt

Erdogan Starts “Arab Spring” Tour, Visits Egypt

Turkish Prime Minister is to visit Egypt on Monday as a part of an “Arab Spring” tour in which he will also travel to neighboring Libya and Tunisia.

Turkish Prime Minister is to visit Egypt on Monday as a part of an “Arab Spring” tour in which he will also travel to neighboring Libya and Tunisia.


Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to arrive in Cairo on Monday evening.
 On Tuesday he will meet Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the ruling council that ruled the country after an uprising which toppled Hosni Mubarak last February.


Also on Tuesday he is expected to address the Cairo-based Arab League.
He will also meet his Egyptian counterpart, Essam Sharaf. The two are due to sign a political declaration to create a strategic council for co-operation and will sign economic, trade, investment and other accords.


TENSIONS WITH ZIONIST ENTITY
Erdogan’s visit to Cairo comes as the both countries (Egypt and Turkey) are witnessing strained ties with the Zionist entity.
Earlier last week, Ankara expelled the Israeli ambassador after a UN declared its report over the Israeli raid on “Freedom Flotilla”, describing the attack as “self-defense”.


Nine Turkish activists were martyred during the raid on the flotilla carrying aids to the besieged Gaza strip. The Zionist entity refused to apologize.


For its part, Egypt witnessed tensions with Israel especially after toppling Mubarak.Last month, Egyptian border guards were killed in an air raid. Following the attack Cairo said it would withdraw its ambassador from the occupied territories. However, it did not follow through with the threat.


On Saturday, angry protesters attack the Israeli embassy in Egypt, prompting Israel to fly its ambassador and embassy staff home.