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04 March 2011 [11:03] - Today.Az
Turkish President Abdullah Gul was in Cairo on Thursday for a one-day visit that saw him meet the country's military leadership and opposition activists.
"Our expectation and wish is that Egypt come out of this transition period even stronger," he said.
While in the Egyptian capital, Gul held talks with the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Defence Minister Mohamed Tantawi.
He also met several opposition leaders, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie. Also at the meeting was Ayman Nour, head of the al-Ghad opposition party.
Gul was later due to meet the secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, before departing from Cairo on Thursday night.
Turkey and Egypt have enjoyed good relations, with Egypt being the first Arab country Gul visited after taking office in 2007.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan was one of the first international leaders to call on Mubarak to listen to the demands of the people during the uprising in the country.