Cairo summons Turkish envoy over PM's Gaza commentary
Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza, according to Agence France Presse.
Cairo's actions are largely in response to Turkish Prime Minister's statement Friday in which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi a tyrant and not reliable to negotiate a truce with Israel.
Cairo's Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that it "rejected and resented" the leadership in Ankara's statements in response.
Morsi's relationship with Hamas was used in 2012 to end fighting between Israel and Gaza. Regional and world powers are now calling upon Turkey and leadership in Qatar, who both were allies of Morsi and have relations with Hamas, to serve in this role.