Egypt summons Turkish Ambassador

Egypt summons Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey’s Minister for the European Union Egemen Bagis called on the United Nations Security Council to “take action on Egypt.” (AFP File Photo)

Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey’s Minister for the European Union Egemen Bagis called on the United Nations Security Council to “take action on Egypt.”
(AFP File Photo)

In response to Turkish calls for foreign intervention in Egypt, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for European Affairs Hatem Seif El-Nasr summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Egypt Hüseyin Avni Botsalı, Tuesday.

In a statement by the foreign ministry, it expressed to the ambassador “deep regrets” in hearing such calls.

Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey’s Minister for the European Union Egemen Bagis called on the United Nations Security Council to “take action on Egypt.”

The ministry said it considers such calls not only a misunderstanding of events in Egypt but also a clear interference in its internal affairs, and called on Turkey to reconsider its position.

Nasser Kamel, deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs, also met with Tunisian ambassador Mahmoud Al-Khemeiry Tuesday and expressed “wonder” at statements recently made by Tunisian officials.

According to UPI, official spokesperson for the Tunisian presidency Adnan Monser said interim Tunisian president Mouncef Marzouki had called Chairman of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and suggested taking action for a “quick solution” to Egypt’s crisis.

Former president Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power on 3 July has sparked debates both domestically and abroad.

On 5 July, the African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council suspended Egypt from all union activities. Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr expressed his “deep regrets” over the decision, and the government has sent letters to the African Union Commission and all member states to show their rejection of it.

Egyptian diplomats have upped efforts to discuss Egypt’s internal situation with their counterparts abroad, including African, French and Hungarian officials.

Egypt also invited the ambassadors of Canada, the US and Latin American countries to the foreign ministry’s headquarters to “explain Egypt’s official position” on the developments on Sunday 7 July.

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