Monday, 11 April 2016

The release of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the abolition of executions of Muslim Brotherhood leaders are just some of the conditions Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would put on the restarting of relations between his country and Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s government, Egyptian columnist Imad Adib said. reported Adib saying that Erdogan is scheduled to meet with the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz next week. It is expected that King Salman will ask Erdogan to deal with Al-Sisi.

Adib said he expects Erdogan to say yes for the sake of the support of the Sunni front and for the sake of cooperation for development and against terrorism.

Erdogan was served a blow in the wake of Morsi’s ouster, Adib explained, especially in the eyes of Washington and the West where he’d marketed the Brotherhood’s rule.

If he said yes to dealing with Al-Sisi, Adib said, this would mean that Erdogan had relinquished his support for the Brotherhood and recognized their failure as well as Al-Sisi’s legitimacy.

Adib said Erdogan would agree to starting dialogue with Al-Sisi on the condition that Morsi is released, the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to participate in political life and abolition the death sentences passed down to their members and leaders.

This, Adib said, would leave the ball in Egypt’s court.

Source: Middle East Monitor.