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Kamer Kasim of the Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization said: “The Israeli-Egyptian relations are undergoing change. Israel cannot afford tensions with both Turkey and Egypt. It will have to review its security policies in the Middle East.”

Erdan said “it is very, very important” for Israel and for the Egyptians to preserve their peace treaty.

“We hope those radical movements that controlled the protests that we saw last weekend do not represent the 85 million Egyptians in Egypt,” Erdan said.

A statement from Erdogan’s office said Turkey would emphasize its support to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in their transition to democracy.

In Egypt, Erdogan will oversee the signing of an agreement to establish a joint council to lead efforts toward a closer “strategic partnership,” as well as deals to encourage cooperation, investments and trade, a statement from the Turkish prime minister’s office said.

“Our hope now is that the Arab Spring does not turn into a harsh winter,” Erdogan told Al-Jazeera, according to Anatolia. “These countries are trying to transform into democratic system from autocratic systems. We have to lend them a helping hand in their efforts.”

Erdogan had hoped to be able to cross into Gaza from Egypt, but government officials said Sunday his scheduled would be limited to the three countries.

“Right now, there is no question of my visiting Gaza,” Erdogan told a news conference before flying to Cairo on Monday night. “But I would like to clearly say that I am longing to visit Gaza. I am longing to visit to Gaza as soon as possible.” He did not elaborate.

“I know that my brothers in Gaza are waiting for me. I too long for Gaza,” Erdogan told Al-Jazeera. “Sooner or later, if God allows it, I will go to Gaza.

Erdogan travels to Tunisia on Wednesday and to Libya on Thursday.

Turkey is also eager to resume investments in Libya, where Turkish contractors were involved in 214 building projects worth more than $15 billion before the rebellion that ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Bilateral trade with Libya was $2.4 billion in Turkey’s favor before the uprising.

Associated Press writers Selcan Hacaoglu and Ozgur Akman in Ankara and Daniella Cheslow in Jerusalem contributed to this report.