Egypt

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”.

Erdogan is planning a new world order in which Turkey is the rising star – Haaretz.com – Analysis

All methods, including terrorism, attempts at revolution, economic traps, attempts to isolate us, were intended to remove Turkey from its goals. “We succeeded in thwarting all those attacks and schemes. Most international organizations and states claiming to carry the flag of democracy have displayed their true colors when they applied a double standard in Turkey,” Erdogan said in a speech. a press conference after the cabinet session.

Turkey is getting bigger and stronger and its areas of interest are growing with it, he said. Whether it is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Libya and Nago-Karabakh, the search for oil in the Mediterranean, the Kurds in Syria or the defense pact with Qatar, Erdogan promises that Turkey will be everywhere and no one will stop it.

Gas fields and tensions in the eastern Mediterranean – EURACTIV.com

The discovery in recent years of huge natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has whetted the appetite of nearby countries but exacerbated geopolitical tensions between Turkey and its neighbours. Relations have been strained in recent months following Turkish exploration and drilling operations in waters claimed by both Cyprus and Greece. Here is the latest …

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Egypt pushes for progress on Syria talks, inciting Turkish anger – The Jerusalem Post

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry supports a political settlement for the Syrian crisis and has rejected “foreign intervention” in the country. The later comment has enraged Ankara because it highlights Turkey’s destabilizing role in northern Syria, where extremists operate in areas occupied by Turkey. Ankara says it is merely guaranteeing security and that it is not against Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

Erdoğan’s costly ‘Make Turkey Great Again’ program – BESA – Jewish News Syndicate

Commenting on Erdoğan’s overseas military ambitions, François Mitterand’s adviser Jacques Attali tweeted: “We have to hear what Erdoğan says, take it very seriously and be prepared to act by all means. If our predecessors had taken the Führer’s speeches seriously from 1933 to 1936, they could have prevented this monster from accumulating the ways and means to do what he had announced.”

But Erdoğan can only accomplish his goals with the resources of a wealthy and mighty nation at his disposal. “This is Turkey’s Achilles heel,” said Ellis. “Foreign investors are fleeing, COVID-19 has crippled tourism and Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to B2, putting Turkey on a level with Egypt, Jamaica and Rwanda.”

Greece sees ‘imperial fantasies’ in Turkey maritime claims, wants tougher EU action – Reuters

“Turkey’s leadership has fantasies of imperial behaviour with aggressive behaviour from Syria to Libya, Somalia to Cyprus, from the Aegean to the Caucus,” he said.

The EU should also take note of Turkey’s ‘many violations’ of the EU-Turkey customs union accord, Mitsotakis said.

“It is not possible for a state, a third state, a country which is a candidate for EU membership, to be exempt from (customs) duties, to reap the benefits of the common market but at the same time threaten the eastern borders of the European Union,” he said.