Egypt cancels military exercise with Turkey

Egypt has cancelled a joint naval exercise with Turkey, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

The two countries had been scheduled to conduct the exercise, dubbed ‘Sea of Friendship 2011,’ from October 21 to 28.

The move came one day after the Foreign Ministry announced that it had summoned the Egyptian ambassador in Ankara for consultations.

The announcement came shortly after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had summoned Turkish Ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali to Ankara for consultations on recent developments in Egypt.