Turkey denies its ambassador leaving Egypt
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. DHA photoTurkish Ambassador to Egypt Hüseyin Avni Botsalı is to extend his posting in Egypt due to recent events in Cairo, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has stated. Botsalı had been due to leave Egypt on June 30 to become ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali will remain in Egypt for a period of time, as decided by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, due to the recent incidents in Egypt,” a written statement from the Turkish Embassy in Cairo read, adding that the family of the ambassador left Egypt last Tuesday as planned.
“Certain media gave misinformation regarding the Turkish Ambassador in Cairo, whose three-year tenure in Egypt expired on June 30, 2013,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, President Abdullah Gül is set to host the new ambassador to Cairo, Ahmet Yıldız, in Istanbul today.