Turkish FM: new ambassador to Egypt may be appointed soon
Turkey and Egypt have agreed to hold bilateral discussions after having cut ties for years since the early years of the Arab Spring.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Monday that Egypt and Turkey's deputy foreign ministers may begin political discussions soon and that Ankara is anticipated to appoint an ambassador to Cairo in the coming months.
Cavusoglu told Andalou at a press conference that "political consultations between deputy ministers [of foreign affairs] could be rescheduled soon. An ambassador might be appointed in the coming months."
Earlier, on November 21st, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met in Qatar for the first time, a picture from Turkey's presidency showed.
A day later, the Egyptian Presidency announced the "beginning" of new, improved, diplomatic relations between the countries.
The picture of the handshake went viral on social media, catching many observers off guard after the severe tensions that both countries witnessed during the previous years.
Erdogan and El-Sisi have been sparring since the military's 2013 ousting of former President Mohammad Morsi.
After the so-called 2011 Arab Spring in several Middle Eastern countries, Istanbul became a refuge for Islamist opposition activists, especially for Egyptians linked to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.
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