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Egypt, Turkey vying for clout

Turkey has loudly criticized the Egyptian regime, pointing to a growing competition between the two countries for prominence.

CAIRO — Turkey and Egypt, rivals for influence in the Middle East and Africa, are trading insults once again.

On Feb. 27, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly criticized Turkey's president, who had described Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime as “totalitarian” for executing nine people.

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