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Turkey's FM to visit Egypt as Erdogan mends relations with Sisi

The visit will be the first of its kind in more than a decade, following diplomatic deep freeze between the two East-Med countries.
People watch on from a balcony displaying a large banner of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside a "Yes" (EVET) referendum campaign rally event attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 11, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

​​ANKARA — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to travel to Egypt over the weekend, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Friday, in first such diplomatic trip since 2012. 

Cavusoglu will pay the country an official visit on Saturday, the ministry’s statement read, adding that he and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry were expected to discuss bilateral, regional and international files. In a separate statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the meeting would be held in Cairo. 

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