Egyptian FM calls for a "firm Arab policy" against Turkish interventions in Libya, Syria and Iraq

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 09 Sep 2020, 02:08 PM
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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Turkey had facilitated the passage of "tens of thousands of terrorists and mercenaries to Syria, as well as pushed thousands of fighters into Libya, shattered the resources of the Arab peoples in Iraq and also in Libya, by signing  illegitimate memoranda of understanding."

Shoukry called for "adopting a unified and resolute policy to deter the Turkish regime, through coordination between Arab countries," according to his speech on Wednesday before the "Arab Ministerial Committee on Turkish Interventions in Arab Countries" chaired by Egypt.

He added that "the blatant Turkish practices and interventions in many Arab countries represent the most important emerging threats to Arab national security," adding that Ankara's policies "entrench societal and sectarian divisions in the region."

On Monday, Shoukry contacted his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, to discuss the latest developments related to the Libyan file, as they agreed to "intensify their contacts with the active political circles in the Libyan arena, as well as international partners."

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