Relations between Turkey–Egypt

Turkey and Egypt share deep-rooted relations, based on close historical, cultural and social ties.

Starting from the earliest stages of the Tahrir Revolution back in January 2011, Turkey supported the legitimate demands of the Egyptian people and steps towards democratization in Egypt. Nevertheless, the coup that took place on 3 July 2013 and led to the ousting of the first democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsi, and the consequent derailment of the natural progress of the democratization process of the country, has adversely affected the relationship between Turkey and Egypt. Based on a principled stand on the issue, Turkey advocates the view that Egypt’s long term political and economic stability and development can only be achieved by respecting people’s democratic will without exclusion.