Erdogan: Turkey To Team With Egypt to Restore Gaza

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, exchanging greetings at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
  • The Turkish president visited Egypt for the first time in 12 years.
  • Turkish and Egyptian presidents vowed to cooperate in business and efforts to rebuild Gaza.

On Wednesday, February 14, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan made his first visit to Egypt since 2012, where he stated that his country was prepared to work with Egypt to reconstruct Gaza.

Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a joint news conference on Wednesday in Cairo following bilateral talks.

“We will continue to cooperate and stand in solidarity with our Egyptian brothers to put an end to the bloodshed in Gaza,” Erdogan declared, adding that Turkey was determined to step up talks with Egypt at all levels to establish peace and stability in the region.

Along with promising to increase bilateral trade with Egypt to $15 billion in the short term, Erdogan also mentioned that the two nations were assessing potential energy and defence cooperation.

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