Turkey to restore envoy to Egypt

The Turkish ambassador to Egypt is due to return to Cairo after he was recalled last month over the deadly crackdown on the supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official says.

Å“The ambassador is due to return to Cairo later today,” the Turkish diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP on Wednesday.

On August 15, Turkey recalled its Ambassador to Cairo Huseyin Avni Botsali, following a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters.

In response to Ankaraâ„¢s move, Egypt also recalled its Ambassador to Turkey Abdel Rahman Salah Å“for consultations.”

On August 14, Egyptian security forces moved in to clear out thousands of supporters of the ousted president from two camps — one near the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairoâ„¢s Nasr City and a another one in Nahda Square in Giza.

According to the Egyptian Health Ministry, 638 people were killed and 4,200 others injured in the crackdown.

Following the deadly incident, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Egyptian leaders should stand trial for the deadly incident.

He called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting to discuss the killings in Cairo, denouncing Å“the silence” of the international community over the Å“massacre.”

Egypt has plunged into an unrelenting string of violence since General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian armed forces, announced on July 3 that Morsi was no longer in office, declaring chief Justice of Egyptâ„¢s Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour as the interim president.


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Republished from: Press TV