Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week followed up a two-day visit to the UAE with his first to Egypt since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power in a 2013 coup (initially as military chief, assuming the presidency a year later).

Turkey, alongside Qatar, was the key external supporter of Muslim Brotherhood-backed president Mohamed Mursi who Mr Sisi ousted. Mr Mursi died in prison in 2019, with Mr Erdogan calling him a “martyr” (MEES, 21 June 2019). (CONTINUED - 266 WORDS)