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Egypt re-evaluating ties with Turkey over Erdogan's comments
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:11:00 PM »

CAIRO: Egypt has taken strong objection to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments that "Rabaa sign" adopted by the supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi is a symbol of denouncing injustice.

Islamist supporters of Morsi have adopted the "Rabaa sign" - four-finger salute - during recent protests as a symbol of defiance to the interim government.

The "narrow" partisan vision of Erdogan is driving Egypt into a path it wants to avoid in order to preserve the historic relations between the two countries, presidential spokesperson Ehab Badawy said.

"Egypt is re-evaluating its relationship with Turkey in light of such statements," he said. "They came when we were considering the return of the Egyptian ambassador to Ankara."

At a meeting of his Turkish Justice and Development Party on Sunday, Erdogan said the "Rabaa sign" is not only a symbol for the just cause of the Egyptian people, but also a sign of denouncing injustice and persecution in all parts of the world.

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