Egypt detains Turkish citizen on charges of espionage: Report
CAIRO - Reuters
Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a demonstration against the military backed government on Sept. 13. AFP photo.Egypt has detained a Turkish citizen on suspicion of spying and collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood, the state news agency MENA said on Sept. 14.
The arrest could be a new source of tension between Ankara and Cairo whose relations have all but broken down since former Peesident Mohamed Morsi's ouster in July.
Raşit Oguz, a 46-year-old Turkish citizen, was arrested in the city of Ismailia northeast of Cairo on Aug. 28 while taking photographs of military establishments, security sources said.
MENA said delegates from the Turkish mission in Cairo were following up on his case and had visited him in detention.
Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of Morsi's removal, calling it an "unacceptable coup".
Ankara recalled its ambassador Hüseyin Avni Botsalı in August after a violent crackdown on Morsi's supporters. Botsalı returned to Cairo this month but Egypt said it would not reciprocate until Turkey stopped its "interference".