Standardization between Turkey and Egypt is crucial for East Mediterranean, Turkish FM says

Thomas Henry
3 min readApr 15, 2022


The standardization and improvement of ties between Turkey and Egypt are crucial for the strength of the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has expressed.

Talking on the Turkish news channel NTV, Cavusoglu expressed “Relations with Egypt should be moved along. The two nations’ ties are huge for some locales. The corresponding reappointment of ministers is conceivable.”

That’s what he explained “A cycle has begun. Two rounds of gatherings have been held at the degree of delegate priests. Presently the third round is conceivable. We might meet with Foreign Minister [Sameh] Shoukry and others.”

Reports arose last week that Ankara is set to return and select another minister to Egypt right around a time of discretionary aftermath between the two nations, because of Egypt’s 2013 military overthrow which ousted the chosen president Mohammed Morsi and laid out the standard of the ongoing president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, which Turkey would not perceive.

That set into movement nine years of pressures, disintegration in political ties, and territorial contention. Throughout the most recent year, notwithstanding, Ankara and Cairo’s endeavors toward compromise sped up, and Cavusoglu currently says that the two sides will standardize ties. “Our endeavors will go on in such manner.”

The Turkish unfamiliar pastor likewise addressed the effect that their relations have on the Eastern Mediterranean district, particularly in the field of energy collaboration. “We have been safeguarding fair sharing and collaboration in the Eastern Mediterranean since forever ago. Nations that didn’t move toward this participation went to different polarizations, drives that prohibited Turkey, and coalitions were shaped. In any case, we have since seen that none of these were pragmatic.”

Those drives and coalitions he referenced included explicitly the EastMed pipeline project, in which Israel, Greece, Cyprus, and afterward Egypt concurred toward the start of 2020 to assemble a 1,900-kilometer-long pipeline that transports Israeli gas through Cyprus — where it would have tackled the stores of petroleum gas off the island’s southern shores — and the whole way to southern and central area Europe.

At first, with the backing and sponsorship of the American organization of previous president, Donald Trump, the US government pulled out its help for that undertaking toward the start of this current year. “Everybody saw that the EastMed is anything but a plausible undertaking. As the conflict proceeds, everyone needs to differentiate its energy assets,” Cavusoglu said.

The motivations behind why Washington deserted the undertaking were principally its expense, the need to move towards sustainable power sources and the potential territorial flimsiness that the venture would have come about after Turkey’s disappointment and shock at the designs to sidestep it.

Presently, the Turkish unfamiliar pastor expressed, any future great energy projects arranged in the district should incorporate Turkey as a central part. “We see that Israel has rich stores. For these to arrive at the International and European market the most monetary schedule is through Turkey.”



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