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Egypt seeks alliance with Sudan, Israel to counter Turkish influence in Somalia

Egypt is reportedly seeking an alliance with Sudan and Israel to counter Turkish moves in the Red Sea.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli (L) and his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok address the press after their meeting in Sudan's capital Khartoum, on August 15, 2020. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images)
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CAIRO — In an attempt to counter the Turkish influence in the Red Sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions in the region, there have been reports that Egypt has formed a tripartite front with Israel and Sudan. 

Yeni Safak, a Turkish daily that is close to the government in Ankara, reported Nov. 14. that Egyptian, Israeli and Sudanese senior military officials will hold a meeting — the date and place of which was not revealed — to discuss security coordination in the Red Sea region and plans to limit the Turkish influence in the region, upon an Egyptian request, as Egypt “is not at ease” with the Turkish incursion into Somalia. The newspaper indicated that Egyptian General Intelligence Service officials, the Egyptian deputy defense minister and the Egyptian commander of the Southern Region will take part in the meeting.

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