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Turkey, Egypt inch closer to restoring ties as FMs meet in Ankara 

The former Eastern Mediterranean rivals are on the path to rapprochement, but there are no plans for the return of ambassadors as of yet.
Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry.

ISTANBUL — Egypt’s chief diplomat arrived in Turkey on Thursday in the latest step to restore frayed ties that have seen the countries at odds for more than a decade. 

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry touched down in Ankara for talks with his counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, less than a month after the Turkish minister traveled to Cairo, the first visit by a Turkish foreign minister to the Arab world’s most populous nation in 11 years. 

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