International Business Times quotes Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Brenda Shaffer on how Gaza will influence Egypt’s foreign policy with Turkey:

For Egypt, Gaza is primarily a matter of national security, said Brenda Shaffer, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, who has researched the Middle East. “Gaza is not some issue abroad for Egypt, or some island. Gaza borders Sinai,” Shaffer said.

Relations between Egypt and Israel, as well as shared concerns, are likely strong enough that Israel will consider Egyptian security before agreeing to any deal with Turkey, Shaffer said.

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