Egypt has demanded that Turkey stay away from issues the Egyptians are dealing with, including efforts to end the dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian ruling Fatah faction.
The way Ankara invented this crisis is similar to other manufactured crises pushed by Turkey’s far-right government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The supposed controversy involves cartoons published long ago in France and which Paris has consistently defended as free speech.
Today the three countries, along with China, help determine more regional and global affairs as the US has retreated from dealing with foreign conflicts and what many see as “endless wars.”
Trade, tourism suffer as Erdogan’s drive for influence offends fellow Sunnis in anti-Islamist bloc
Tensions between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey are likely to come up in the meeting.
There is little tangible progress in the wake of the talks last week, however Egypt’s position in general is part of a trend among many Arab states to deal with the Syrian regime again.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an extremist terror group that is widely seen as an Iranian proxy.
The headquarters deal primarily with funding and coordination and was set up two years ago in Turkey's most populous city, Istanbul.