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Egypt stands for the normalization of relations with Turkey, as the peoples of the two states have much in common, said Egyptian media quoted the country's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as saying on December 25.
Shoukry noted that Egypt is ready to resume relations with Turkey. He said that currently, there is no special tension in the Turkey-Egypt relations.
Periodically, Turkish officials make statements, showing desire to normalize relations with Egypt, added the foreign minister.
After the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi from power in 2013, relations between Turkey and Egypt deteriorated severely. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly stated the violation of the principles of democracy by the new Egyptian authorities.