Erdogan-Gul to meet in capital on Egypt

President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a summit on Egypt.

Erdogan-Gul to meet in capital on Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a summit on Egypt on Tuesday, a day before the country’s top security board is set to convene to discuss all regional developments.

President Gul and Prime Minister Erdogan to discuss the situation in Egypt after Monday's cabinet meeting that was on Egypt and Syria agenda.

The two were scheduled to meet Aug. 18 but the reunion was cancelled at the last minute.

The planned meeting will take place at 15:00 in the Cankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara on Tuesday.

After Monday's cabinet meeting, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesperson Bulent Arinc told the reporters on Turkey's Ambassador to Egypt and said, "It is out of the question that he will be sent back to his office in Egypt soon, we will discuss about it later again taking the developments into account." Botsali was summoned Thursday to arrive in capital Ankara in order to hold a consultation concerning recent developments in Egypt. The move was followed by Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey who left the country Friday afternoon after he was summoned Thursday for consultations.

Arinc pointed out that there were major Turkish companies in Egypt which employed more than 50 thousand Egyptians and said some of those companies were closed down while some others suspended their work.

Premier Erdogan slammed the international community for failing to display the necessary stance and reaction against the military coup in Egypt and the following violence as well as the crackdown by the Egyptian army on pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 11:48
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