Who Was Left Off the Guest List for Sissi’s Inauguration? – Zvi Bar’el
(dailyalert.org, Jun. 6, 2014)
Israel, Turkey, Qatar, and Syrian President Assad were left off the invitation list for the festivities to mark the inauguration of Egypt’s new president next week. Israel’s omission was expected.
Sissi loathes Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan because he remains unwilling to recognize Egypt’s new government. Erdogan has spent the past year harshly denouncing the Egyptian army’s takeover of the government and its suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The real surprise is that Sissi invited Iranian President Hassan Rohani. Tehran has already announced that it will send someone to the ceremony, though it may not be Rohani himself since he is slated to visit Turkey at that time. (Ha’aretz)