Egypt tells Turkey not to comment on protests

In response to Erdogan's comments, Egyptian FM writes letter saying that Turkey is harming relations between the two countries.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 8, 2011 09:42
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Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

aboul gheit egypt FM 311 ap. (photo credit: AP)

Egypt sent an official letter of protest to Turkey on Tuesday about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments on the protests in Egypt.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit wrote to his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu that Egypt reject's Erdogan's call for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign.

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The letter explained that Egypt sees these words as intervention in internal matters and incitement.

Gheit also called on Turkey not to publish more statements that can harm the relations between the two countries.

Last week, Gheit lamented Iran's comments on the current situation in Egypt, saying that the Grand Ayatollah Ali Khaminei is "distracting the Iranian people's attention by hiding behind what is happening in Egypt."

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