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Turkey returns ambassador to Cairo

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 September 2013
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September 04, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (file photo)Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (file photo)

Turkey is returning its ambassador to Egypt, but Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not say whether the move means a "normalization" of ties.

He said Turkey would "reconsider" the diplomat's position if "conditions in Egypt take a different turn."

Turkey recalled Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after the Egyptian military deposed President Muhammad Morsi, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, on July 3. Erdogan is a supporter of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Turkish leader condemned Morsi's ouster and what he called the "massacre" of peaceful protesters in Egypt.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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