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Will Turkey’s efforts to woo Egypt yield fruit?

Egypt and Turkey began talks in Cairo today aimed at reseting ties after nearly eight years of a diplomatic rift.
Egypt's Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Sanad Loza (R) meets with his Turkish counterpart, Sedat Onal (L), in the Foreign Ministry headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on May 5, 2021.

The first Turkish-Egyptian talks since 2013 are underway in Cairo, in line with Ankara’s efforts to end its growing diplomatic isolation.

Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal is leading the delegation in the talks, which were initiated by Ankara. The two-day “political consultations” are being chaired on the Egyptian side by Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Loza.

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