Egypt asks for assurances that Israel will keep Turkey away from Gaza
Egyptian officials have expressed concern about allowing Turkey to have a role in the Hamas ruled enclave
Egypt has asked Israel for clarifications regarding the recent progress in a reconciliation pact with Turkey, Israel’s Haaretz reported on Thursday.
According to the report, Egyptian officials have expressed their concern about allowing Turkey to have a role in the Hamas ruled enclave of the Gaza Strip and have asked whether or not Israel had committed to easing restrictions in the blockade imposed on the Strip.
Turkey outlined three conditions necessary for the normalization of ties: an official apology from Israel for the deaths of Turkish nationals during the 2010 flotilla raid; payment of compensation to the families of those killed; and lifting the blockade on the Gaza strip.
According to Haaretz, senior Egyptian foreign ministry officials met with Israel’s ambassador to Egypt Haim Koren to ask whether or not Israel and Turkey were close to complete normalization of ties since over the last two years there has been a serious break in relations between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
So, in my understanding, Egypt distrusts Turkey and see them as a Muslim Brotherhood supporter. How does the US stand on this and how is our relationship with Egypt?