Saturday, November 17, 2012
Obama's BFF Erdogan meets Egyptian Pres Morsi on Saturday to discuss ongoing Israeli assaults on besieged Gaza.
Obama's BFF Erdogan meets Egyptian Pres Morsi on Saturday to discuss ongoing Israeli assaults on besieged Gaza.(IW).High-level Turkish sources said that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister, will arrive in Cairo Saturday, at noon, where he will be received by Dr. Hesham Kandil, Egypt’s Prime Minister. The two leaders are scheduled to hold talks at the Itehadia Presidential Palace, where they will sign a bilateral agreement on economic cooperation to conclude the one-billion-dollar loan deal which Erdogan persuaded the Turkish parliament to approve for Egypt, despite refusal by Turkish opposition parties. Erdogan is to give a speech at Cairo University, at 4 o’clock in the evening, in which he will address the Muslim world about the historic Turkish relations with Egypt and the whole Arab world. He is also to talk about the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, Amina Erdogan, wife of the Turkish Prime Minister, attended the opening of Orman Association for Orphans projects. Turkish sources said that Erdogan will return to the Itehadia Palace to meet with President Mohamed Morsi. This will be the second meeting between the two leaders. The first was in Istanbul, at the Justice and Development Party conference. Morsi and Erdogan will announce their stance on the Israeli offensive against Gaza, the means to stop it through international forums and frameworks and applying pressure on Tel Aviv, in addition to bilateral economic and cultural cooperation. The second day of Erdogan’s visit in Cairo will include opening the Turkey-Egypt Business Forum, Sunday, at nine in the morning, in a Cairo hotel.On the sidelines of his official visit to Cairo, Erdogan will officially open the Arabic News Service of the Anatolia Agency (AA)’s branch in Egypt, which is the AA’s largest Arabic News Service branch. He will also inaugurate a photo exhibition hosted by the AA Turkish news agency entitled 'Arab Awakening', featuring images taken by AA journalists during the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Syria. Erdogan will conclude his visit to Egypt with a tour of Saladin Citadel and the Egyptian Museum.Hmmmm.......How i would love to see the transcript of Obama's calls to Erdogan and Morsi.Read the full story here.
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