Turkey news – Otel Moni http://otelmoni.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:26:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://otelmoni.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Turkey news – Otel Moni http://otelmoni.com/ 32 32 Bluffton Cop’s turkey collection helps hundreds https://otelmoni.com/bluffton-cops-turkey-collection-helps-hundreds/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:47:42 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/bluffton-cops-turkey-collection-helps-hundreds/

BLUFFTON, SC (WSAV) — His last name is legendary. Now, a Bluffton cop is doing his part to make a name for himself with his big heart and generous spirit.

Students at Bluffton High School have been put on duty during their lunch hour to do work and ensure others will eat this holiday.

Two trucks are filled with donations. Dozens of turkeys were brought inside, headed to the freezer and eventually to the tables of people in town who need them most.

“Knowing that we can come together to do something other than write tickets or something like that,” Bluffton police officer Oscar Frazier said. “Knowing that we can reach out and be a resource when needed.”

The brainchild of Bluffton officer Oscar Frazier, the turkey drive began six years ago when schools couldn’t help students and families fill their tummies over the holidays.

This year, Frazier is putting nearly 200 birds in the freezer before going to homes in the area.

“Today I might have a turkey, but next year I might be in the position where I need help, I need help,” Frazier said. “So knowing that I can help others and the city can help others.”

This feeling is a good feeling that is shared by many in this donor community. All turkeys were donated by people who want to help.

“When you spread the word if you’re doing something, everyone wants to help but they need a leader and you got that with Oscar,” Tim Wood said.

The Frazier surname is legendary in the region. Now, the last Frazier is etching his name in the history books by protecting, serving and helping others.

“My dad has always been a huge help and a staple in the community, so I just wanted to carry on the tradition,” Frazier said. Knowing that I have the means to get to know people and the resources to bring people together. Any way I can help someone else can help is always important.

Frazier enlisted the help of his fellow Bluffton police officers to distribute the turkeys first to local schools for families who may need them. The rest will go to local charities to distribute to the remaining people to create a holiday feast.

The Salvation Army collects donations for Operation Turkey Drop | Local News https://otelmoni.com/the-salvation-army-collects-donations-for-operation-turkey-drop-local-news/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 20:12:57 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/the-salvation-army-collects-donations-for-operation-turkey-drop-local-news/

The Salvation Army’s annual Operation Turkey Drop event is happening right now!

Corwin Ford has kindly offered to host the Operation Turkey Drop turkey drive at his dealership at 3600 Kietzke Lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 19.e.

They are accepting donations from the community which will provide Christmas meals to neighbors in need.

The community is invited to come to Corwin Ford during the campaign to donate any protein that will be distributed by The Salvation Army at its annual Christmas gift giveaway in December.

Although turkeys are preferred, the Salvation Army recognizes that they can be difficult to find and more expensive than some community members can afford to purchase as a charitable donation.

Thus, they will also take all proteins, including Christmas hams and chickens.

Corwin Ford and our other community partner, Helix Electric, will be making generous turkey donations to help kick off the event.

Washoe County Search and Rescue will be on hand throughout the day to help accept donations from the community.

“We are grateful to Corwin Ford and Helix Electric for their partnership in this important event,” said Maj. Darren Trimmer, Washoe County Coordinator of the Salvation Army. “Need knows no season, and the community of Washoe County always comes together to help The Salvation Army meet the needs of their neighbors who might otherwise go without.”

Preview: Turkey vs Czech Republic – prediction, team news, line-ups https://otelmoni.com/preview-turkey-vs-czech-republic-prediction-team-news-line-ups/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 07:49:03 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/preview-turkey-vs-czech-republic-prediction-team-news-line-ups/ Sports Mole previews Saturday’s international friendlies clash between Turkey and Czech Republic, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Turkey and the Czech Republic will both be looking to end 2022 on a high note when they face off at Gaziantep Stadium in Saturday’s international friendly.

The Crescent-Stars opened the month with a 2-1 victory against Scotland on Wednesday night, while their visitors beat the Faroe Islands to five unanswered.

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The name Ozan Kabak hasn’t been heard from for a while by those invested in the Premier League, but the 22-year-old began to develop a penchant for goalscoring at Hoffenheim and continued that theme in the 2-1 Premier League win. Turkey v Scotland midweek.

The former Liverpool and Norwich City centre-back opened the scoring before half-time, and another former Premier League star in Cengiz Under doubled his side’s lead within four minutes of the restart before John McGinn made things interesting with half an hour to play.

However, McGinn’s strike would only prove a consolation as Stefan Kuntz won his fifth victory in nine games in charge of Turkey, who have recovered well from their failure to beat lowly Luxembourg and the Faroe Islands in their last two Nations League games.

The Crescent-Stars won’t be at Qatar 2022, but they’ve been heavily involved in the World Cup conversation nonetheless, with predictions already made about which team will be ‘Turkey at Euro 2020’ this winter and performance well below expectations.

The hosts’ path to Euro 2024 is far from straightforward as Kuntz’s side prepare to face Croatia, Wales, Latvia and Armenia in qualifying next year, but scoring more than two goals per game on average during Kuntz’s short tenure is a surefire recipe. for success.

Czech coach Jaroslav Silhavy reacts on June 27, 2021© Reuters

While Turkey suffered a shock 2-1 loss to the Faroe Islands in Nations League action just two months ago, the Czech Republic had no problem dispatching the 122nd-ranked nation in the world in their midweek friendly, claiming a 5-0 triumph.

A privileged moment for Mojmir Chytil saw the 23-year-old score a hat-trick on his national team debut – with his three efforts before the 23rd minute – before Vaclav Cerny put the icing on the cake and Patrizio Stronati added the icing on the cake.

Such a resounding success was the perfect way to Jaroslav Silvavyto respond to their recent Nations League relegation, although few predicted the Czechs would perform miracles against Switzerland, Portugal and Spain, as their spell in League A ended after just one year.

Failure to qualify for the World Cup means the Czech Republic have been without an appearance on the biggest stage since 2006, but they have made every edition of the Euros as an independent nation and will fight alongside Poland, Moldova, Albania and recent foes Faroe Islands in qualifying for the 2024 edition.

Victory over the Faroe Islands extended the visitors’ unbeaten streak in friendlies to a respectable five, but they have lost their last two games to Turkey 2-0 each time, more recently succumbing to superior Crescent-Stars at Euro 2016.

Form of Turkey’s international friendlies:

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Form of Czech Republic international friendlies:

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Patrik Schick of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates his fourth goal against Greuther Fuerth on December 4, 2021© Reuters

Turkey didn’t emerge unscathed from win over Scotland as winger Ferdi Kadioglu went off with an apparent back injury in the first half, which he first tried to get rid of before having to be substituted.

Eren Elmali should be preparing to replace the hosts’ left side this week, and Kuntz has also removed the Feyenoord starlet Orkun Kokcu at half-time on Wednesday, but the 21-year-old’s withdrawal would have been tactical.

With players set to benefit from a lengthy break during the impending World Cup, Kuntz shouldn’t shy away from presenting another strong line-up here, but Salih Ozcan and Kerem Akturkoglu are two useful options for rotation.

By contrast, the Czech Republic suffered no new injury problems in their win over the Faroe Islands, but the star striker Patrick Schick did not rejoin the team after failing to recover from injury in time.

Moreover, Schick’s teammate at Bayer Leverkusen Adam Hlozek was not allowed to leave his national duties to take part in the friendlies in November, while players representing Slavia Prague and Sparta Prague are still with their club teams due to the impending round of Czech Cup matches .

As such, a relatively inexperienced crop of internationals will take to the pitch at Gaziantep Stadium, but the recognizable partnership of Tomas Soucek and Alex Kral should be seen in the midfield.

Possible starting line-up for Turkey:
Cakir; Soyuncu, Kabak, Ozkacar; Celik, Calhanoglu, Kokcu, Elmali; Sub, Unal, Akturkoglu

Possible starting line-up from the Czech Republic:
Pavlenka; Coufal, Zima, Brabec, Zmrhal; Soucek, Kral; Cerny, Barak, Navratil; Chytil

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We say: Turkey 2-0 Czech Republic

Despite missing two of their strongest strikers, the Czech Republic still pride themselves on being international in midfield and defense, and Chytil’s confidence could hardly be higher after announcing himself to the national team with a triple.

However, a fully-fledged Turkish side with a taste for goals under Kuntz is quite a different story from the Faroe Islands, and we can only envision the Crescent-Stars ending the year with a win.

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Deadly Istanbul bombing sparks fear and defiance in Turkey | New https://otelmoni.com/deadly-istanbul-bombing-sparks-fear-and-defiance-in-turkey-new/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:10:32 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/deadly-istanbul-bombing-sparks-fear-and-defiance-in-turkey-new/

The explosion, which killed six people and injured 81, brings back dark memories of a series of attacks from 2015 to 2017.

Istanbul, Turkey – Crowds have started to return to Istiklal Avenue, the busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul where a bomb blast on Sunday killed six people and injured 81. Residents expressed shock and defiance after the offensive.

Furkan works in a chocolate factory a few steps from where the bomb went off.

“Around 4:20 p.m. [13:20 GMT] we were smoking a cigarette by the door,” he told Al Jazeera. “All of a sudden the explosion happened. We were amazed. It was a terrifying situation.”

He said a crowd quickly formed in the area and he was worried about the possibility of a second bomb going off. The store closed for the rest of the day, but was back to work on Monday.

The police had closed all entrances to Istiklal after the explosion. The street was reopened on Monday although the main entrance was temporarily blocked by police until 3:45 p.m. (1235 GMT) as politicians visited the site of the blast, where flowers were placed in memory of the victims. Istiklal was lined with Turkish flags, as many as 1,200 by some accounts.

The blast killed a nine-year-old girl and her father, a teenage girl and her mother, and a married couple. All were Turkish citizens.

On Monday, authorities said 57 injured had been released after being treated while 24 injured, including two in critical condition, remained in hospital.

Istiklal had a heavy police presence and was not as busy as usual on Monday, but nonetheless there were many pedestrians walking down the street.

Metincan Alkan, 30, works at Marlen, a bar located in an alley not far from the site of the explosion. He said businesses in the district would be hit hard after the attack.

“People will go back to [stay] away from Beyoglu,” he said. “I mean, it’s bad for us from every angle.”

Mustafa Topcuoglu, 53, is a regular on Istiklal Avenue, known for his icli kofte – bags of Bulgarian wheat filled with spiced meat – which he sells at a small street stall a few minutes from where the explosion occurred.

He told Al Jazeera he was upstairs at his adjacent restaurant and heard the explosion, but was back at his post on Monday afternoon.

“The purpose of terrorism is to scare people, create an atmosphere of panic and keep them locked in their homes,” Topcuoglu said. “Whatever happens, we still came, we are at work, we continue our work and we have reopened.”

Relatives and friends of Arzu Ozsoy and his 15-year-old daughter Yagmur Ucar, who died in Sunday's blast
Relatives and friends of Arzu Ozsoy and his 15-year-old daughter Yagmur Ucar, who died in Sunday’s blast, attend their funeral in Istanbul [Emrah Gurel/AP Photo]

The person suspected of planting the bomb on a bench, a Syrian woman named Ahlam Albasir, was arrested Monday morning in the Istanbul suburb of Kucukcekmece. At least 46 people had been taken into custody in connection with the attack in the early evening.

According to media reports, the Istanbul Police Department said Albasir confessed to having ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate, the People’s Defense Units (YPG).

However, in statements on Monday, the PKK and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mainly made up of YPG fighters, denied any responsibility for the attack.

The blast brought back dark memories of a series of attacks carried out by PKK-linked groups and ISIL (ISIL) across Turkey from 2015 to 2017. In March 2016, an ISIL-linked suicide bomber killed four people on Istiklal Avenue.

Soner Cagaptay, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute, told Al Jazeera that further violence is likely to affect Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections scheduled for June.

“It’s a pretty worrying development, and we’ll have to wait and see who’s behind it and if there’s a group that’s going to take responsibility,” he said.

“This attack, if followed by others, could lead to a swing in the electorate to the right and a consolidation around the security candidate,” Cagaptay said. “This is what happened the last time Turkey suffered a series of terrorist attacks in 2015.”

Order a smoked turkey from the Waxahachie Firefighters Association | Local News https://otelmoni.com/order-a-smoked-turkey-from-the-waxahachie-firefighters-association-local-news/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:47:00 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/order-a-smoked-turkey-from-the-waxahachie-firefighters-association-local-news/

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS ACADEMY: TIPS FOR THANKSGIVING WITHOUT TURKEY https://otelmoni.com/nutrition-and-dietetics-academy-tips-for-thanksgiving-without-turkey/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:17:00 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/nutrition-and-dietetics-academy-tips-for-thanksgiving-without-turkey/

CHICAGO, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Thanksgiving is a time when friends and families come together to enjoy a hearty meal, but with food prices continuing to rise, some families may be considering alternatives to the “traditional” fall turkey feast. . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers fun meal ideas.

“Consider cooking a ham, roast, pork shoulder, ribs or other meats for the holidays to add your own twist to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner,” says dietitian nutritionist John “Wesley.” McWhorter, national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics based in Houston, TX.

With the price of fresh vegetables rising, canned or frozen vegetables will give you more bang for your buck.

“Grab a bag of frozen peas and frozen pearl onions to throw in the microwave for a quick side dish,” says McWhorter. “Microwave them for four minutes, add oil, herbs like thyme, sage and rosemary and sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.”

“Add more vegetables to your menu this year by incorporating legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains to ensure an adequate amount of plant-based protein in your meal,” he says.

“Consider making a hearty vegetable soup as your main course. I love a rich, creamy butternut squash soup,” McWhorter says. “Start by roasting your squash until tender, then add it to the pot along with onions, garlic, herbs, a can of white beans and vegetable broth. everything is cooked, blend the soup and add some pumpkin seeds for extra protein.”

“Cook cultural family meals, from your own culture or another culture,” says a registered dietitian nutritionist. Monique Richardspokesperson for the National Academy based in Johnson City, Tenn.

“Toss up your dinner with Greek, Italian, Spanish, or French dishes, or a variety of each,” she says. “Spice up your menu with vegetables, healthy fats, and a variety of herbs and spices, oils, and seasonings.”

“Make an Asian stir-fry with rice,” says Richard. “Make or buy soups, dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce wraps and sushi. There are endless opportunities to get creative and explore new flavors this holiday season.”

“With the rising price of eggs and flour, consider making simple desserts such as chocolate S’mores, graham crackers and marshmallows. You can set up a S’mores station for little ones to stack It’s an easy dessert that can turn into a fun family activity,” says McWhorter.

Richard recommends making pumpkin puree with whipped tofu, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg for a delicious pumpkin mousse in a snap. No egg or cooking required.

Visit eatright.org for more holiday menu ideas.

Representing more than 112,000 registered nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving health and advancing the dietetic profession through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.

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India and Israel have strong relations, says Israeli envoy to Turkey https://otelmoni.com/india-and-israel-have-strong-relations-says-israeli-envoy-to-turkey/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 11:31:11 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/india-and-israel-have-strong-relations-says-israeli-envoy-to-turkey/

Jerusalem [Israel]Nov. 7 (ANI): Israel’s Ambassador to Turkey Roey Gilad said on Monday that New Delhi and Jerusalem share a strong relationship, further adding that the cooperation between the two countries has also been strengthened.
Speaking to ANI on India-Israel relations following the formation of a new government in Jerusalem, Gilad said, “A strong relationship has developed between Israel and India over the previous decades. It is also at the leadership level. Cooperation between India as a global superpower and Israel as a regional superpower has also increased.
Recently, a general election was held in Israel where Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies won enough seats to form a majority government in the Israeli parliament.
In an early morning speech at a victory rally in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said, “We got a huge vote of confidence and we are on the verge of a very big victory.
Israelis headed to the polls in the unprecedented fifth election since 2019, as the country’s political system has been grounded for nearly four years. The parliament has 120 seats.

More than 6.7 million eligible voters cast their ballots in 12,495 ballots, according to figures released by the Central Election Commission. Some 18,000 police have been deployed across the country to prevent fraud attempts, manage traffic and provide security.
Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, has sought to return to power with his right-wing Likud party and a far-right and ultra-Orthodox Jewish coalition.
India and Israel share a warm relationship. India announced its recognition of Israel on September 17, 1950. Shortly thereafter, the Jewish Agency established an immigration office in Bombay. This was then transformed into a commercial office and then a consulate. The embassies were opened in 1992 when full diplomatic relations were established.
Since the improvement of relations in 1992, defense and agriculture have been the two main pillars of bilateral engagement. In recent years, relations have developed rapidly in a wide range of areas.
India is the only country where Israel has the post of Water Attaché to help share Israeli best practices and technologies for advancements in the water management sector in India. (ANI)

This report is filed by the ANI news service. TheNewsMill accepts no responsibility for such content.

Greek foreign minister reiterates criticism of Turkey-Libya energy exploration deal https://otelmoni.com/greek-foreign-minister-reiterates-criticism-of-turkey-libya-energy-exploration-deal/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:40:23 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/greek-foreign-minister-reiterates-criticism-of-turkey-libya-energy-exploration-deal/

On Friday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated his criticism of the agreement reached last month between Turkey and the Libyan government in Tripoli on energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

The deal is based on a maritime demarcation agreement signed between the two countries in 2019, which has been condemned by Greece and Cyprus and criticized by Egypt and Israel. Libya’s east-based parliament, which backs an alternative administration, also voted it down.

In a video message to an energy and security conference in Athens on Friday, Dendias said the 2019 deal – which ignores Greek islands, notably Crete, standing between Libya and Turkey no neighbors – “defied not only fundamental international law, but also fundamental principles of geography.

“We were happy to see that many states came out to speak out against it immediately,” he said.

The Greek foreign minister also hailed a US-brokered maritime demarcation agreement between Lebanese and Israeli leaders in late October, which was hailed for bringing a measure of accommodation between the rival states as they consider offshore energy exploration.

“We salute the courage and vision of Israel and Lebanon and hope that other countries in the region will seize the opportunity and follow their example,” Dendias said.

“This is the path to peace, stability and prosperity. Unfortunately, this is not the path followed by all,” he said, in a thinly disguised reference to Turkey.

Popeyes Pre-Roasted Turkey Review: It Might Be the Thanksgiving Shortcut You Need https://otelmoni.com/popeyes-pre-roasted-turkey-review-it-might-be-the-thanksgiving-shortcut-you-need/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 00:11:50 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/popeyes-pre-roasted-turkey-review-it-might-be-the-thanksgiving-shortcut-you-need/


Of all the elements of the Thanksgiving meal, it’s the centerpiece that causes the most anxiety: that dang turkey. In our Norman Rockwell fantasies, her skin is a crackling golden brown, her flesh juicy but still cooked to a safe temperature, and we present her to our families at the exact time with all the trimmings we love.

The reality is that many people spend hours and even weeks before the big meal sweating over this bird. Should I brine it, dry brine or rub it in butter? High heat, slow roast or deep fry? Do I need a paper bag like the one mom used? How many times can I watch a video on how to carve a turkey before squinting? And how do you turn off the smoke detector?

Here is a radical answer: Correct. Don’t. I mean, if it makes you happy to roast a turkey, if you’re confident, or want to learn how to be, then by all means do it. After all, at Voraciously, we’re here to help you with any kitchen challenge you want to tackle.

But there are alternatives to turkey, and just contemplating them might ease some of the stress associated with the holidays. Without the weight of this entrance on your shoulders, well, you might feel as free as a bird. My editor, Joe Yonan, editor of the Post Food and Dining, has often relied on a smoked turkey he picks up at Rocklands, a Washington-area barbecue supplier, to feed his friends on the holidays. while he focuses on cooking anything but (he maintains a predominantly vegetarian cuisine). diet itself). If you want to go this route as well, you can find turkeys from your local pitmaster, at some grocery stores, or by mail order.

15 Turkey Alternatives for Your Thanksgiving Meal

We were also intrigued by an offer from Popeyes, the fast-food chain best known for its viral fried chicken sandwich, which sells a Cajun-spiced pre-cooked turkey online and in some of its stores. (You can check your local store to see if it’s participating; according to Popeyes, you need to pre-order so they’ll be ready in time.) Popeyes describes it as being marinated “with our signature blend of Louisiana seasoning, slow roasted then fried a crispy coating. It arrives frozen in insulated packaging (for online orders) and is also sold frozen in stores. The instructions tell you to thaw it, then reheat it in the oven before serving.

The price was $94.99, including shipping, for a 14-pounder that Popeyes said would feed eight to 12 people. That might seem a bit steep, but according to a Popeyes rep I spoke to, it’s probably a lot less for in-store purchases; prices vary by location, but they start at $49.99. And we thought it was worth a try, since Popeyes knows poultry well.

Our bird arrived securely packaged and frozen; I let it thaw for three days in the fridge. Following the directions, we baked it, covered in foil, at 375 for an hour and a half, then removed the foil and set it for another 30 minutes. It came out nicely browned and crispy-skinned, with chunks of the rusty-red Cajun spice mix speckling the surface. We probably could have reduced the oven time, since an internal thermometer registered 170, well above the recommended 150.

The bird was so tender that it didn’t want to keep its shape, but we managed to put it on a tray. With a few toothpicks to pin the wings in place and a little garnish, it looked worthy of a primo spot on a party table. (If you don’t mind a little subterfuge, you can hide the orange wrapper it came in and no guest will guess you got help from a fast food chain.)

And the flavor didn’t convince us otherwise: the breast meat was tasty, with a slight hint of spice and a good amount of salt. It was a little dry (perhaps from the aforementioned 170 degrees), but give me some gravy and it was a turkey I would gladly have served. (Shhhh – I ate much, much drier last Thanksgiving.) The dark meat in the leg was, unsurprisingly, moister. He gave up about a cup and a half of excellent cooking juices that don’t require degreasing and that you can use to make a sauce, according to the instructions on the Popeyes website.

As we chose the meat, like Thanksgiving diners hovering in the kitchen for an after-meal snack, we agreed this was the winner of a turkey dinner, considering how easy it was to prepare. A Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey might not be your idea of ​​a true holiday meal – but a Thanksgiving dinner without the stress of one? As a colleague said, “It’s just dinner.”

]]> Dialogue between Egypt and Turkey halted over Turkish practices in Libya, FM Shoukry tells Al-Arabiya – Foreign Affairs – Egypt https://otelmoni.com/dialogue-between-egypt-and-turkey-halted-over-turkish-practices-in-libya-fm-shoukry-tells-al-arabiya-foreign-affairs-egypt/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 12:20:53 +0000 https://otelmoni.com/dialogue-between-egypt-and-turkey-halted-over-turkish-practices-in-libya-fm-shoukry-tells-al-arabiya-foreign-affairs-egypt/

Cairo and Ankara held two rounds of exploratory talks last year – led by the Egyptian and Turkish deputy foreign ministers – in a bid to mend their broken relationship.

The split between the two countries dates back to the ousting in 2013 of the late Egyptian president of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, who was supported by the government of Tayyip Erdogan, president then Prime Minister of Turkey.

“The two exploratory meetings served to express our concerns about regional situations. This path has not resumed, as there has been no change in terms of Turkey’s practices in Libya,” Shoukry said on Saturday. in an interview with the Saudi news channel Al.-Arabiya.

The crisis in Libya, which borders Egypt to the west, has further strained relations between the two countries as Turkey has brought thousands of paid Syrian fighters into the conflict and continued its support for the national unity government. (GNU) outgoing, which is led by Abdel-Hamid Dbeibah.

The situation heated up in early October after the Tripoli-based GNU government signed a series of preliminary economic agreements with Turkey that could include energy exploration in maritime areas.

Egypt claims that the GNU’s mandate has expired and is not authorized to sign such agreements.

Egypt’s assertion follows a vote of no confidence in the government by Libya’s parliament in September 2021, the GNU’s failure to hold agreed elections in December 2021, and parliament’s nomination of Fathi Bashagha for the post. as Prime Minister in February 2022.

However, Dbeibah’s administration – installed in February 2021 as part of a UN-led peace process – has so far prevented Bashagha from taking office, arguing that the next administration should be the product of elections.

Shoukry said this situation violates the UN-brokered Skhirat Agreement – which defines the authority and duration of Libya’s interim government – adding that “the international community, for one reason or another, is not raising the voice to clarify this matter”.

“There is another government that cannot assume its responsibilities,” said the head of Egyptian diplomacy.

The principle of respect for the legislative institution is flouted, he noted in reference to the parliament’s motion of censure.

This case, Shoukry said, further complicates the situation in Libya and makes it more difficult to find a common agreement between the Libyan parties in order to hold the long-awaited elections.

“If we want an international system based on rules, these rules must be respected without duplicity,” he said, adding that “these rules must be implemented when it comes to any region , of any conflict or any political situation, and not to be avoided or ignored, which is what we feel in Libya.

Shoukry, furthermore, lamented the international community for not taking any “strict” measures to ensure the exit of foreign forces from Libya.

Libya was thrown into chaos following the 2011 overthrow and assassination of President Muammar Gaddafi in a Western-backed uprising, with myriad armed groups and foreign powers scrambling to fill the vacuum of power.

Libya is struggling to reach an agreement between its rival administrations to organize national elections.

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