Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - Amid attempts by Turkey and Egypt to normalize relations, Turkey's foreign minister said his country may appoint an ambassador to Egypt in the coming months. This was reported by the Anadolu agency on November 28.
Speaking to a group of journalists in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “Political consultations between deputy ministers may be held in the near future. An ambassador may be appointed in the coming months."
Answering a question about the possibility of launching a process similar to Egypt with Syria, Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey's main goal is to end the civil war in Syria. “We continue the process with the (Syrian) opposition. The opposition is also participating in the Astana talks along with the (Bashar) Assad regime,” he said, adding that Turkey is also looking to “revive the political process, including constitutional negotiations.” “It's part of the commitment. The constitutional committee must make progress. But there is no progress there,” the Turkish minister added.
It is noteworthy that in 2019, Erdogan said that he would never meet with a man like Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “First of all, under a general amnesty, all political prisoners should be released,” the Turkish leader said then.
The meeting between the presidents of Turkey and Egypt was organized by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Regarding the possible process of normalizing relations with Syria, Erdogan said: “In the near future, just like the process with Egypt began, it can also begin similarly with Syria. There are no offenses in politics."