Saturday 16 December 2017

Turkish ambassador ordered to leave Egypt

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says the Turkish ambassador to Cairo has been considered persona non grata and will be ordered to leave the country because of Turkey's continued "interference" in Egyptian internal affairs,

A statement issued by the ministry's spokesman on Saturday said the government has decided to lower diplomatic representation to the level of charge d'affaires.

It added that Egypt has already transferred its own ambassador to Turkey to Cairo.

Egypt has denounced Turkish criticism of the Egyptian military's overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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