In Turkey, Egyptian media told to 'tone down' Sisi attacks

Turkey is urging Egypt’s Istanbul-based opposition media to “tone down” criticism of President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi as Ankara tries to mend ties with Cairo, the people involved said Friday. Istanbul has turned into a capital of Arab media critical of their governments back home. This is especially true of countries that lived through the tumult of the Arab Spring revolts, such as Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Libya. The Turkish megapolis is home to three Egyptian television channels:El Sharq, a liberal outlet owned by opposition figure Ayman Nour; Watan, the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood; and …

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