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        8/16/2013, Elul 10, 5773

      Turkey and Egypt in Mutual Recall of Ambassadors

      Turkey recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations, Thursday, following the confrontations between Egyptian government security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the United Nations to hold an urgent Security Council meeting on the violence.

      Egypt followed suit, recalling its ambassador without giving details, according to the government news agency.