Egyptian journalist, Shams Mahmoud, on Turkish website: Egypt-Turkey rapprochement stems from temporary political considerations, will not lead to real reconciliation
In the recent months, there has been a considerable warming of relations between Turkey and Egypt, following many years of intense tension and hostility stemming mainly from Turkey's support of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) movement, which is outlawed in Egypt and is considered the bitterest enemy of the Al-Sisi regime.
On April 10, 2021 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu spoke on the phone, and five days later, on April 15, the latter announced that "a new era" in the relations between the two countries had begun, and that a Turkish delegation would visit Cairo in May to discuss the normalizing of relations and reappointment of ambassadors.
A Turkish delegation indeed came to Egypt on May 5 and met with senior officials to discuss the relations between the countries and various regional issues of mutual interest.
The rapprochement between Turkey and Egypt in the recent months has also been evident in the Egyptian media, which gradually stopped publishing the anti-Turkish content that had been prevalent on it for years.
"At the same time, the considerable difference between the positions of Turkey and Egypt, as well as the desire of the Egyptian regime to 'take revenge' on Turkey and Turkey's desire to 'educate' the Egyptian regime, mean that the relations between them are permanently strained and depend on the external support [received by] Egypt and on the economic situation in Turkey.
This, [in turn], means that what is [currently] taking place [between them] is just rapprochement based on interests, not [real] reconciliation. It is similar to the 'Gulf reconciliation,' where no side believes the others, especially after those waves of hostility that almost ended with a military invasion of Qatar and a military coup against [Recep] Tayyip Erdogan and his party."
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