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How Egypt responded to Erdogan’s rant at UN

In his speech at the UN General Assembly where he attacked Egypt and its president, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan has made it clear that his anger at Cairo will not fade any time soon.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid - HP1EF9O187E9J
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CAIRO — The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly that opened Sept. 19 stirred Turkish-Egyptian disputes once again and hit the headlines, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his speech. Egypt fired back, which observers considered a renewal of an overt political dispute and a covert conflict over gas.

In his Sept. 24 speech, Erdogan attacked the Egyptian government and Sisi, accusing him of intransigence toward the family of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and called for punishing him. Erdogan pointed the finger at Sisi for killing innocent people and staging a coup against legitimacy, in reference to Morsi’s ouster.

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