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A Sunni Alliance Creates Strange Bedfellows

Jan 22, 2016 | 09:02 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images & ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

It appears as though Egypt and Turkey may be willing to set aside some of their differences for their respective well being. In fact, sources close to ongoing negotiations suggest that an agreement, whereby Egypt would overturn the death sentences of Muslim Brotherhood leaders in exchange for official recognition of its government, may be in the offing. Central to the negotiations was Saudi Arabia, which, in light of a variety of regional developments, including the rapprochement between the United States and Iran, is trying to rally Sunni states to its side....

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