A file photo of Egypt's foreign ministry in Cairo (Photo:Al-Ahram Arabic website)
In a press release on Sunday, Egypt expressed deep sorrow over a train-minibus collision in Turkey which left several people dead or wounded.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered its condolences to the victims’ families and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
According to local reports, the collision between a freight train and a minibus in northwest Turkey killed six people and injured seven others.
It is worth mentioning that later this week, Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdy Loza will be visiting Ankara from 7 to 8 September to conduct a second round of exploratory talks with Turkey.
The second round of talks is expected to address bilateral relations between the two countries and discuss a number of regional issues after years of strained relations since the 2013 ouster of late Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was backed by the government of Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president and then prime minister.
The exploratory talks come as Turkey attempts to end its differences — that have been impacting its economy — with regional powers over several crises in the region.