Turkish PM Erdoğan did not meet King Mohammad VI during Morocco visit
Turkish PM Erdoğan started his official visits to northern Africa in Morocco June 3. DHA photoMoroccan King Mohammad VI did not receive Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who faces intense pressure due to popular protests across Turkey, during the latter's official visit to Morocco, the country's media reported June 4.
The "cold" welcome for Erdoğan may be due to the fact that Erdoğan dismissed Morocco during his visit to "Arab Spring countries" in 2011, according to Moroccan radio station Yabiladi.
Sources from the Prime Ministry have confirmed that Erdoğan did not meet with the Moroccan monarch during his visit to Rabat. However, they claimed that the meeting did not take place because of the fact that King Mohammad VI had been out of his country for 20 days.
Turkish state-owned Anatolia News Agnecy had quoted Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Saad Addin Al-Osmani June 2 that King Mohammad VI is expected to host Erdoğan on June 3.
"King Mohammad VI is expected to welcome Turkish Premier Erdogan, considering the importance of his visit." Al-Osmani had told Anatolia news agency in an exclusive interview.