ABD AL-SELAM KERMAN/KOBANÎ
The head of the Egyptian Center for Kurdish Studies and Research Rajai Fayed explained in a statement to the Hawar News Agency that the strained relationship between Egypt and Turkey was caused by the wrong Turkish policies in the region.
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have been strained since Erdogan began embracing the Muslim Brotherhood after the Egyptian president's coup against Egyptian rule in Egypt, and former president Mohamed al-Morsi was jailed for trial under the constitution.
The tension escalated a few days ago after Turkish President Erdogan and his foreign minister attacked his Egyptian counterpart with critical remarks. Egypt responded to it as stemming from hatred and expressed its continued embrace and support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Rajai Fayed stressed the fact that Turkey has links with militant groups and spread chaos in other countries, especially in northern and eastern Syria, under the pretext of fighting terrorism and preserving its national security.
Fayed said in response to a question on the possibility of developing the Kurdish-Egyptian relations, developing the diplomatic level and activating the work. "Politics are interests and the two sides are suffering from illegal Turkish interference in their affairs and the two sides have pushed up the price of terrorism."
He added that the international community should not let the Kurdish people down, who fought courageously, save the world from such terrorism.
He stressed the need for the world to understand the Kurdish cause in Syria, adding: "The Kurds are part of Syria and do not want separation and their project is legitimate not against anyone in any way."
Fayed stressed the importance of the Kurds to rely on themselves and their own strength and to prove to the world the legitimacy of what they strive for, through the diplomatic effort in the countries of the world, including Egypt.
The head of the Egyptian Center for Kurdish Studies and Research Rajai Fayed concluded by saying: "There is a Russian-Turkish conflict on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East. We have to take into consideration the common interests against the destructive forces, including this turbulent Turkish dream in the region that it is trying to destabilize.