Publication Date : Wednesday 7 May 2014 16:31
Egypt's Sisi says Erdoğan's gov't won't affect ties with Turks
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is expected to win a presidential election this month, said in a television interview broadcast on Tuesday that the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will not affect ties with Turkey, claiming that Ankara "hurt Egypt."
Sisi said in the interview that it was Turkey who "closed the door on us" and criticized Ankara for its activities. When asked about Qatar, Sisi called on the tiny Gulf country not to lose Egyptian people more than it has lost now, adding that it is true for Hamas and Turkey, too. He said these three have all "hurt Egypt."