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Egypt officialy invited to attend OIC conference in Turkey

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Jan 2016
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Egypt has been invited to attend the 13th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which will be held in Turkey's Istanbul next April, according to Turkish press.

The Turkish news website Sunday's Zaman quoted foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç on Saturday as saying that "Egypt, the term president of the OIC, would be naturally invited to the summit, but the decision regarding the level of its representation at the summit will be taken by Egypt's own authorities."

Egypt will be attending the summit to hand over to Turkey its OIC presidency term, but some Turkish media outlets reported that an unprecedented meeting could take place between President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Both presidents have not held talks since Sisi came to power in June 2014.

Tensions between Egypt and Turkey have been on the rise since the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, an ally of Erdogan, following mass protests against his presidency in July 2013.

The Islamist Turkish president has repeatedly called for Morsi's release from detention, as the former president is currently standing trial in four separate cases in Egypt.

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