Turkey will take more steps to normalise relations with Egypt: Cavusoglu

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Apr 2022

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Ankara will soon take additional steps to normalise relations with Egypt, building upon the steps it has already taken, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.

 Mevlut Cavusoglu
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Ankara, on April 1, 2022. AFP

Speaking to reporters in Brussels after attending the second and final day of the NATO foreign ministers meeting on the Russia-Ukraine war, Cavusoglu said, “We have taken steps towards normalising relations with Egypt, and we will take more steps in the coming days in this regard.”

On the Ukraine conflict, Cavusoglu told the reporters that images from the Ukrainian town of Bucha are “truly unacceptable” and “disgraceful for humanity.”

Turkey’s top diplomat said he had spoken with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba and told him that “the latest images from Bucha are truly unacceptable, disgraceful for humanity, and we have conveyed our discomfort (about it).”

The Turkish foreign minister was referring to scenes of apparent civilian massacres in Bucha, near Kyiv, which have drawn widespread outrage.

Regarding Turkish-American relations, Cavusoglu said that he received an invitation from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to hold a meeting in Washington on May 18.


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