Turkey wants to repair ties with Egypt

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ISTANBUL: Turkey wants to repair its ties with Egypt, after relations soured over the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Relations between Ankara and Cairo took a nosedive after the Egyptian military deposed Morsi on July 30, 2013. Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, had been a close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party-led (AKP) government. Erdogan repeatedly condemned the ouster as a “coup d’etat” against Morsi, and in a show of solidarity at rallies he has often flashed the four-finger “Rabaa” hand salute—seen as a symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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