Cairo’s Administrative Court postponed a lawsuit demanding Egyptian citizenship be withdrawn from the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday.
The court postponed to October 11 the lawsuit by lawyer Samir Sabry, in which he demanded citizenship be stripped from Bilal Erdogan.
In his petition, Sabry said former president Mohamed Morsi had granted Bilal Egyptian citizenship, along with other Turkish and Palestinian figures affiliated with Hamas.
He claimed that Erdogan managed to flee Turkey and head to Georgia using his Egyptian passport after he had been found to have been involved in corruption.
Sabry also cited Morsi's collaboration with Turkey, which earned him a death sentence earlier this month. The lawuer argued that Bilal Erdogan’s Egyptian citizenship is “ a danger to national security”.
Relations between Ankara and Cairo were severed since Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Ankara’s ally, Mohamed Morsi, from presidency in 2013. Turkey frequently states Egypt's current government is a military junta.
Egypt's political leadership and media outlets frequently accuse Ankara of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Egyptian government considers a terorrist group.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm