Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El-Araby expressed “regret” over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent comments on Egypt.
El-Araby said that he views the recently elected president’s comments as “interference of internal Arab affairs”, in a post on his official social media on Saturday.
Erdogan questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his address at the UN General Assembly last Thursday. Al-Sisi addressed the assembly himself earlier in the same session.
The Egyptian foreign ministry accused Erdogan of “spreading lies and fabrications”.
Erdogan has been an outspoken opponent of the military-backed ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, resulting in the downgrading of diplomatic ties between Turkey and Egypt.