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Turkey's Erdogan: 'We aspire to restore unity with Egypt'

TOPSHOT - People hold signs reading "Stop executions in Egypt" in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul on march 2, 2019 during a demonstration against death penalties in Egypt after the recent execution of nine men. - Egypt on February 20 hanged nine men for the 2015 assassination of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge the government's crackdown on Islamists. Turkish President sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart and called for the release of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners in Egypt. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
People hold signs reading "Stop executions in Egypt" in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul on March 2, 2019 during a demonstration against death penalties in Egypt after the recent execution of nine men Turkish President sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart and called for the release of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that his country seeks to restore its "historically rooted unity" with Egypt.

Erdogan issued this statement after performing Friday prayer in a mosque in Istanbul, where he touched on efforts to stabilise relations between Turkey and Egypt.

He affirmed: "We seek to restore historically rooted unity with the people of Egypt and to maintain it again."

On the other hand, President Erdogan confirmed the independence of Turkey's foreign policy and that it would not yield to any influences, stating: "Turkey is a proudly resilient country, not a country that others can determine its foreign policy."

At the domestic level, Erdogan explained: "We want to formulate a new constitution that the people accept."

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