After the continuum of the normalization process between Turkey and Egypt, 34 members of the Ikhvan (Muslim Brotherhood). There are journalists among arrested.
Turkey has reportedly detained 34 Ikhvan members who called for a demonstration in Egypt on November 11 in an attempt to “normalize relations with Cairo.”
Şarkül Avşat, one of the important newspapers of the Arab world based in London, stated in the news announced based on social media messages related to Ikhvan, that 34 dissidents were detained by Turkey on the grounds that they had called for a demonstration at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh between 6-18 November in Egypt.
The detainees risk deportation on the grounds that they pose a danger to public security, the news expressed, adding that these people are accused of “creating a climate of chaos in Egypt and inciting violence.”
It was reported that those detained were also in contact with television channels established by the Muslim Brotherhood Organization against the Egyptian regime beside Turkey.
Former editor-in-chief of Al-Sharq television channel and journalist Hossam al-Ghamry had announced on his Twitter account that Turkish security forces had arrested him and he was at risk of being deported.
Ghamry had announced before his arrest that Egyptian security forces had detained his eldest son, Youssef.
It is reported that Turkey has taken these steps in order to normalize relations with Egypt, where it has experienced serious crises in recent years.
The Muslim Brotherhood announced in July that it was quitting the political struggle in Egypt ’despite the broad popular support’.
The movement, which cannot participate in direct elections because it is banned in the country, had nominated independent candidates in general elections in the past.
Why were relations between Turkey and Egypt on the rock?
Many leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and thousands of their supporters are being held in prison in Egypt. Although the solid numbers are unknown, it is stated that this figure may be around 5-6 thousand.
Relations between Ankara and Cairo had reached a breaking point since the overthrown of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced the establishment of the first diplomatic contact with Egypt last year. Source: euronews