Egypt

Top Egyptian officials visit Tripoli for first time in years – Deutsche Welle

Egypt is wary of Turkey’s continued support for the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and continued instability in the region. A delegation of Egyptian diplomats and intelligence officials visited the Libyan capital on Sunday. Headed by Ayman Badea, the deputy chief of the General Intelligence Service, they met with senior officials of the North African country’s …

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Greece, Egypt Maritime Deal Posted on UN – GreekReporter.com

The agreement on the partial demarcation of maritime boundaries between Greece and Egypt was posted on the United Nation’s Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea on Thursday. The deal, signed on August 6, 2020, designates an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean, which in turn gives the two countries rights …

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UAE plays Gas Forum card sending message to Turkey – Arab Weekly

CAIRO–Turkey is beginning to have serious concerns after the United Arab Emirates joined the Cairo-based Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer. Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Jordan established the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an intergovernmental organisation in a virtual ceremony hosted by Cairo in September. France has applied to join, with …

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Record number of journalists jailed because of their work – AP

NEW YORK (AP) — A record 274 journalists were in jail at the beginning of the month because of their work, nearly three dozen of them on charges of “false news,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday. It has been five straight years where at least 250 journalists were in custody, which the …

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Libya’s east-based forces seize Turkish-owned vessel – ABC News

Forces of a Libyan commander who rules the eastern half of the country and who was behind a year-long military attempt to capture the capital have seized a Turkish vessel heading to the western town of Misrata. CAIRO — Forces of a Libyan commander who rules the eastern half of the country and who was …

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Arab States Against Turkey – Polish Institute of International Affairs

In September, Egypt called on Arab states to create common, assertive policy against Turkey. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Morocco began to boycott Turkish imports. These moves stem from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s increasingly interventionist policy towards Arab states and the Mediterranean region. The escalating dispute puts the EU in …

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Greece, Egypt want Biden to play ‘decisive role’ in Turkey maritime dispute – Middle East Eye

Athens and Cairo say they look forward to Biden administration being more active in eastern Mediterranean dispute. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he expects US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to play a “more decisive role” in calming tensions with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean. “We have every reason to welcome, along with all …

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Greece, Egypt seek Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute – CP24.com

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that he expects U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to play a more active role in attempting to calm tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “We have every reason to welcome, along with all our partners in the region, the return of the United States to its central …

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Gargash: Erdogan Spreading Muslim Brotherhood Ideology in Europe, Must Be Confronted – Asharq AL-awsat

United Arab Emirates State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, urged on Monday the need to confront Turkey’s expansionist agenda in the region. In an interview with Germany’s Die Welt, he said: “French President Emmanuel Macron is one of the few European politicians who is openly opposing Turkey’s regional expansion.” “Europe needs to take a …

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Questions Rise over Sarraj’s Visit to Turkey Days after Retracting Resignation – Asharq AL-awsat

Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj has kept mum over a recent surprise visit he made to Turkey, raising questions as to whether it was linked to his decision last week to retract his resignation. Sarraj, who is still in Turkey, has not commented on reports that have linked the two …

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Egypt slams Turkish role in Syria – Al Monitor

Egypt has recently condemned Turkey’s role in Syria, which prompted condemnation on the part of Ankara, fueling the already existing tensions between the two countries. CAIRO — Turkey condemned Oct. 15 the comments of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry regarding Ankara’s role in Syria, stressing that its military presence in the country not only aims at …

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Turkey slams Egypt FM’s remarks about its role in Syria – Middle East Monitor

“These accusations are made up of delusions which cannot be taken seriously, whereas our country had martyrs in the fight against terrorism in Syria, embraced almost 4 million Syrians, protects the people from a cruel regime and terrorists in the north of Syria, and made concrete contribution to the political process both in Geneva and within Astana platform,” Aksoy said in a statement.

The Turkish official added that Egypt’s responsibility is to listen to the expectations of the peoples and “serve to sustainable peace, security and stability in the region, instead of acting as the flag-bearer of the oppressive regimes, putschist parallel structures and terrorist organisations”.