Turkey's Erdogan shakes hands with Egypt's Sisi at Qatar World Cup

Turkey's Erdogan shakes hands with Egypt's Sisi at Qatar World Cup
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20 November, 2022
Turkey and Egypt started high level political consultations last year amid a push by Ankara to ease tensions with US-allied Arab states.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (left) and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) shaking hands [Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency/Getty]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on the sidelines of the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday, a photo from Turkey's presidency showed.

Ankara's ties with Cairo have been strained since Sisi, then Egypt's army chief, led the 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was strongly supported by Erdogan.

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The two countries started high level political consultations last year amid a push by Turkey to ease tensions with US-allied Arab states.

(Reuters)