This is what Fahmy Huwedi, a major Egyptian commentator, says in a September20th op-ed in Al-Dostor newspaper. He points to specific economic and security coordination agreements that Turkey has recently signed with the GCC (I had not heard about this in the English press). And says that Turkey “has now became a player in Gulf security, a development welcomed by the Americans.” He then sarcastically criticizes the Egyptian foreign minister for trying to deny that Egypt is a member of the same front when, in fact, it actually slavishly follows along.
This is a major and often-repeated theme of Huwedi’s 5-6 weekly op-eds: Rather then defend Egyptian and Arab interests, the government is more concerned with making the US and Israel happy.
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