Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the first country on a tour of the Middle East.
In an interview before he left, he said he hoped Turkey could offer a helping hand to these countries.
The Turkish leader, who has garnered popularity among Arabs for his denunciations of Israel, was met by an enthusiastic crowd in Cairo.
He is due to address foreign ministers of the Arab League later on Tuesday.
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