Egypt says that full ties would depend on “a real change in Turkish policy

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry “If we find a real change in Turkish (foreign) policy aligning with those of Egypt to stabilize the region … that could lay the groundwork to normalize relations,”. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also called Egypt’s decision to respect Turkey’s continental shelf while carrying out seismic exploration in the Mediterranean Sea an important development. The diplomatic contact had been established with Turkey, saying that full ties would depend on “a real change in Turkish policy.