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    Egypt Summons Turkish Diplomat

    FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, July 22, 2014.
    FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, July 22, 2014.
    VOA News

    Egypt has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires over comments by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that insulted the Egyptian president.

    Egypt's Foreign Ministry warned Saturday the prime minister's words could limit bilateral relations.

    Erdogan said in an interview with broadcaster CNN that Egypt's president, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was a "tyrant.'' He also accused Egypt's leaders of an insincere approach to the Gaza crisis.

    Relations between Egypt and Turkey have strained since the Egyptian army ousted the governing Muslim Brotherhood last year.

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    by: ali baba from: new york
    July 26, 2014 5:26 PM
    The prime minister of turkey want restore The ottoman Empire . He belongs to Muslim brotherhood . He was supporting to the former president who win the election by fraud .It seems to me that he takes advantage in Gaza and establish him as leader of Muslim. He has to tell what he is doing to Gaza. I forget belly dancer invented by Turkish .The prime minster is supporting Hamas . Hamas is behind the nightmare in Gaza. Hamas knew that Israel will retaliate. they know how Israel responses . Hamas is aware what Israel did before . . Regan saw how horrible people suffer and he was able to stop fighting. Hamas is playing with fire with Israel. Israel response is extremely aggressive . the real victims are the people of Gaza.. so prime mister of Turkey ,please mind in your business. go and watch good belly dancer,

    by: Thapid from: Sweden
    July 26, 2014 5:09 PM
    Mr Erdogan told the truth about all-sisi in Egypt .. He is a tyrant .. I wish more leaders could have been brave enough to stand up for the truth. Better people will come hopefully and things will be far more different....
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    by: ali baba from: new york
    July 26, 2014 6:36 PM
    What is about president morsi of Egypt. he is about to destroy Egypt with Muslim brotherhood thugs .he belong Muslim brotherhood .Muslim brotherhood is a terrorist organization

    by: Godwin from: Nigeria
    July 26, 2014 2:54 PM
    I have known the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a man of rash character. He can afford to be sarcastic and unbridled when situations become challenging. He lacks diplomacy; he is raw and brutish. Now, as prime minister of his country, he wants Egypt to go to war with Israel over Hamas. The president of Egypt can be said to be new in the office and is as yet trying to find his footing. But the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been in office now for about ten years, why is he pushing Egypt to do what he also can do? His utterance here exposes him to what he is - the tyrant - which he accuses El Sissi to be

    Tayyip Erdogan is a war monger even though he has not been able to find one to engage in. All the troubles between Israel and its neighbors out there are manufactured in Ankara and exported to gullible Arabs to whom Turkey sells arms, military wares and other goods and services while it has diverted their efforts from producing for themselves. I hope the peoples of the region can open their eyes to the deceptive game played by Ankara to cause them channel their resources into unfruitful ventures while Turkey's economy grows at the expense of those he has deceived.

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made so much noise about how it was going to shoot down the regime of Bashir Al Assad of Syria if he did not step down. Today Assad is sitting pretty and has also won an election to rule the country for another seven years, what has Erdogan done? Erdogan should shut up his mouth and go bury his head in shame for all the troubles he has fomented in the region. Rather than continue in the part of discord, he should try to make Turkey more prosperous in peacemaking instead of trouble making. Though the days of the Ottoman empire are over, but he can still make the kingdom relevant by contributing positively to world peace instead of instigating trouble all over, sponsoring terrorism and thriving on the blood of innocent civilians killed all over the world, including those killed by Hamas rockets in Gaza.

    by: Anonymous
    July 26, 2014 1:27 PM
    In fact most Arab leaders has weird attitude towards Palestine. They never had executed sincere approach dealing with Palestinian plight. See Quran (9:97)...revealed truth about Arabism.

    by: GM Muslims in Action from: Tanah Melayu
    July 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    This sort of behaviour is an indication that the Virus EoT is in action. This same virus has infected most leaders in the Land of Arabism resulting in prolong systemic disntegration & destabilisation in the region. Don't be confused...they are not GG muslims but GM muslims!!!

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