Cairo: Egypt on Sunday summoned Turkey`s charge d`affaires over criticism of Cairo`s handling of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry summoned the Turkish charge d`affaires to lodge Egypt`s rejection and resentment over Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s comment, slamming Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant.
Erdogan also said that Egypt could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.
Turkey and Egypt withdrew their ambassadors last year after the military ousted Egyptian Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Turkey`s government has had a strained relationship with Egypt since the ouster of Morsi.
The spat between Ankara and Cairo came to a head in November when Egypt`s military rulers expelled Turkey`s ambassador over Erdogan`s support for Morsi, prompting a tit-for-tat response from the Turkish government.