The Turkish government will send a delegation to Tunisia after widespread protests toppled the north African nation's longtime president and led to a nationwide chaos.
The delegation headed by Turkish Ambassador Halit Cevik, deputy undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will hold a series of talks with government officials and political parties in Tunisia this week.
Meanwhile, diplomatic sources told the A.A on Tuesday that although Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's scheduled visit to Egypt was not officially cancelled, he could not visit the north African country after recent developments.
Sources said that widespread protests which left more than 100 people dead, indicated that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule came to an end.
"In today's world, any country cannot be ruled by an oppressive regime," they said, commenting that it was the Middle East's turn in the process of eliminating totalitarianism in the world.
"Use of technology has changed mentality in the Middle East, especially among young people. People have begun comparing themselves with the others and questioning their regimes," they said.
Sources predicted that the protests in Egypt would end Mubarak's political rule and lead to a transition process.
They said that the recent developments in Egypt would have an absolute impact on the regional countries since Egypt was a significant country in the Arab world with its 83 million population.
Sources said that what happened in Tunisia and Egypt scared Israel, adding that Israel's concerns were, in fact, baseless, since Israel could ensure its security and stability only by setting up peaceful relations.
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