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Egypt denies critical Erodgan's passage to Gaza

Turkish newspaper reports that Cairo has denied Prime Minister Erdogan permission to cross from Egypt into Gaza, citing current unpopular Turkish policies on Egypt

MENA , Tuesday 6 Aug 2013
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Rajab Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt has refused to allow Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to enter Gaza through the Egyptian border, reports Watan, a Turkish-based newspaper.

The denial came reportedly as a reaction by the Egyptian side to Erdogan's continuous criticism of the interim government installed after the military deposed Brotherhood-fielded president Morsi amid massive protests for his ouster.

Erdogan was set to travel to Gaza later in August to pressure Israeli authorities to end the naval blockade on the Hamas-controlled territory.

Considering Egypt's refusal to allow him to pass from Egypt to Gaza, the Turkish prime minister's other choice is to enter through Israel – a country Turkey has faced-off with diplomatically in the last few years.

Egypt has informed Ankara authorities that their prime minister will not be welcomed by Egyptians because of his support of Morsi and that the Turkish government has not officially acknowledged the new interim government in Egypt, Watan said.

Erdogan, whose Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) maintains close relationship with Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, refuses to recognise the post-Morsi government insisting that the ouster of the Islamist leader on 3 July amounted to a 'coup' against a president elected by the people.

Egypt's ministry of foreign affairs summoned Turkey's ambassador to Cairo twice in July over what it described as Turkish interference in internal Egyptian affairs.

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mostafa
12-08-2013 08:29pm
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so baaaaaaaaaaad
so bad to do this
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palestine here
11-08-2013 04:41pm
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sorry dear erdugan
sorry mr erdugan we all erdugan so sorry we love you u in my heart sir erdugan ........
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AHMED ALAA
11-08-2013 03:17pm
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nothing new
Savagery of the military coup leaders still continue to the extent that may put Egypt in a political conflict with one of Egypt's most close relative and an intimate strategic partner. Egypt is endangered as long as under those corrupted leadership.
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Hend
11-08-2013 02:21pm
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we are facing some hard situation on our border its not a suitable time to cross them now a days and our army doesn't have to take extra burden by securing the borders for some diplomatic visits !! and why the hell u want to supports Moursy at the beg when u visited Egypt you met Abou el fettouh And Dr Elbardaie YOU NEVER met morsy or supported him at elections please stop this propaganda and u have to deal with Egypt who ever the presednt is its not your business if its Moursi , Moubarak or Adly !!!!!!
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hajrudin
06-08-2013 11:42pm
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Egypt Sisi regime
Sisi is turning Egypt in a dictatorial-secular failed state. He wants to distract Egypt. We must prevent him.
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Mohamed
11-08-2013 04:22pm
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Sisi is a brutal dictator
Sisi wants to show his complete loyality to Israel so that they may pressure the Americans to help him stay in power.

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