Ali: Erdogan's caliphate dream crashed down in Egypt
Director of the Middle East Center for Studies in Paris (CEMO), Abdel Rahim Ali, said Friday that plans were made in Turkey for controlling Egypt and subsuming it under the aspired caliphate of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish businessmen, he said, flocked into Egypt after 2011, in preparation for a promising future.
He added at a seminar by CEMO in Paris, titled "Turkish foreign policies and their disastrous consequences on Europe", that the dreams of the Brotherhood evaporated, one year after Mohamed Morsi came to power in Egypt with Egyptians rising up against him.
The Egyptian army took sides with the people, which brought an end to the Muslim Brotherhood rule of Egypt, he said.
Attending the seminar was a large host of researchers and experts. They included Ahmed Youssef Executive Director of CEMO, Roland Lombardi, Joachim Veliocas, Pierre Berthelot, Garen Shnorhokian. Several Middle East specialists from Europe also attended the seminar, along with a large number of Arab and French journalists.