Egyptian government members have slammed Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu who stated earlier this week that Egypt is on the brink of collapse.
In a visit to Abu Dhabi last Monday, Çavuşoğlu said that the Arab world needs Egypt to be a strong regional force but that the country is very fragile under President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s administration.
“Nowadays Egypt is not strong and is of no use to anyone. It is so fragile that it could collapse in the absence of regional support from other countries,” Çavuşoğlu said.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zaid said those statements reflect the “psychological delusions” of Turkish officials, who have criticized the Egyptian government since the 30 June uprising in 2013 which toppled the Muslim Brotherhood regime, whom the Turkish government supported.
Diplomatic relations between Egypt and Turkey are significantly strained in the wake of the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in 2013.