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Turkish PM eagerly awaited in Cairo

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Turkish PM eagerly awaited in Cairo


For the Egyptian fans of the Turkish Prime Minister, it is news they have been waiting for.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to arrive in Cairo on Monday to meet the country’s new military rulers.

Observers say the visit will be scrutinised by Israel, whose normally stable relations with Egypt and Turkey have recently been shaken.

On Saturday the Israeli ambassador to Egypt and other diplomats were forced to fly home when protesters attacked their embassy.

Egypt said it would withdraw its ambassador from Tel Aviv last month. This after five Egyptian border guards were killed when Israeli troops tried to fight off what it said were Palestinian cross-border attackers.

Turkey also expelled the Israeli ambassador to Ankara in a row over the Israeli raid last year that killed nine Turks who were part of a flotilla bound for Gaza.

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