Turkish diplomat marries Egyptian former beauty queen
CAIRO – Anadolu AgencyTurkey’s charge d’affaires to the embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo married an Egyptian former beauty queen and actress on Aug. 2.
Alper Bosuter, the Turkish charge d’affaires to Cairo, and İnci Abdullah, an Egyptian actress and national beauty queen from 1999, tied the knot in a wedding attended by foreign diplomats apart from Turkish and Egyptian diplomats at the Turkish embassy’s housing in the city of Giza.
Egypt’s relations with Turkey have been strained since a military coup which overthrew former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a close ally of Morsi, condemned the coup and Egypt expelled Turkey’s ambassador. Ankara also declared the Egyptian ambassador, who had already left the country, persona non grata and downgraded their diplomatic ties to the levels of charge d’affaires.
Bosuter said even though relations between Turkey and Egypt have been tense, it would eventually turn to its natural stream, as there were strong bonds between the countries.
Abdullah said she wished for their marriage to have a positive effect on the two countries’ relations.