- Cyr: Iran accord underscores Turkey's importance Updated: Dec-06-13 11:20 am
- Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back ties Updated: Nov-23-13 1:47 pm
12-06-13 - The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
CAIRO - Egypt downgraded diplomatic relations Saturday with Turkey and expelled its ambassador from Cairo, a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries that mounted after a military coup ousted the country's Islamist president this summer.