Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:44 GMT

Tensed Egypt, Turkey relations over energy sources

(MENAFN) After the announcement made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Ankara's determination to start searching for energy sources in the region, the tension between Egypt and Turkey was renewed, especially after Turkey's rejection to recognize an agreement for gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean signed in 2013 between Cairo and Nicosia.

The 2013 Egyptian-Cypriot agreement on utilization of natural sources in the East Mediterranean's economic zone was considered invalid by Cavusoglu on his comments to the media.

It's worth mentioning that Cairo and Ankara cut diplomatic ties in 2013 because of the stance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who opposed the "June 30 revolution", which overthrew former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and replaced him with the current President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi.


Tensed Egypt, Turkey relations over energy sources


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