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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus edge closer militarily, but may be risking face-off with Turkey

Egypt advances cooperation with Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean despite Turkey’s rapprochement attempts.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry takes part in a press conference on Feb. 11, 2021, in Athens, during the Greek-hosted Philia Forum (Friendship Forum), with representatives from Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, and France.

CAIRO — The latest signing of a tripartite cooperation program deal between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus will strengthen military coordination between the three states and allow them to act together in the face of threats in the Eastern Mediterranean, military and political analysts in Cairo said. 

However, the same deal can stoke tensions in the region, especially with Turkey closely watching and gritting its teeth in anger at spiraling cooperation between the three Mediterranean nations, they added.

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