Turkish President Gül to visit Egypt

Turkish President Gül to visit Egypt

Turkish President Gül to visit Egypt

Turkish President Abdullah Gül will attend to OIC summit in Egypt on Feb. 6. DHA photo

Turkish President Abdullah Gül will travel to Egypt on Feb. 6 to participate in a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), where 56 leaders from Islamic nations will be gathered.

After the summit he will proceed with an official visit to the country and will holds talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Feb. 7 and 8, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Selçuk Ünal said yesterday. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will accompany President Gül, Ünal added.

The recent protests in Egypt and the latest developments in the Syria crisis are expected to be high on the agenda of the talks.

The Jan. 25 anniversary of the revolution in Egypt laid bare the divide between the Islamists and their secular opponents.

Thousands of opponents of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood allies massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square recently to rekindle the demands of a revolution they say has been hijacked by Islamists.

Meanwhile, spokesperson Selçuk Ünal handed over his post as spokesperson to Levent Gümrükçü yesterday. Ünal has been appointed as chief adviser to Foreign Minister Davutoğlu.