In a remarkable development, the Brotherhood officially announced, through a great leadership, that it welcomed the initiative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rapprochement with Egypt, on the condition that the wanted persons are not extradited.
The former Commissioner for International Relations of the Muslim Brotherhood, Youssef Nada, sent a message to Turkish President Erdogan, in which he stressed that the Brotherhood seeks and supports any attempt to rapprochement between Turkey and Egypt, whoever rules it, as he put it, stressing that the reason for this message is to convey the group’s official opinion. In that it not only supports, but seeks and supports any attempt of rapprochement between Turkey and Egypt.
He explained that the group wants the interest of the country and the people, not just its interests, according to his claim.
And the former commissioner of international relations with the Brotherhood flirted with Turkey, and said that the group praises Turkish policies towards what he described as “the oppressed in the world,” calling on Erdogan not to extradite the wanted persons and those fleeing from Egypt and other countries.
Nada said in his message: “We do not forget that Turkey during Erdogan’s era opened its doors to the oppressed in the world, beginning with the Islamic world, and many of the Muslim Brotherhood are the most important and largest segment of those who left their country and found in Turkey the brotherhood and freedom that all the residents of Turkey enjoy, whether they are Turks Or others, adding, “We in the Brotherhood adhere to our legitimate right over our brothers to those who left their homeland not to be wronged or surrendered to those who wronged them.”
Turkish President Erdogan announced last week that Turkey would take steps for rapprochement with Egypt, similar to the steps taken with the UAE, and stressed that his country would be in a position to appoint an ambassador to Egypt within a certain period of time.
Meetings were held between two delegations from the Egyptian and Turkish Foreign Ministry, and discussions described as exploratory to resolve outstanding differences and discuss the possibility of rapprochement and normalization of relations between the two countries.
The Turkish government has taken steps to support this rapprochement, most notably stopping a number of the Brotherhood’s media activities in Turkey, and preventing a number of the group’s broadcasters from criticizing Egypt and the Egyptian government through satellite or communication platforms from Turkey, threatening those who violate this with deportation.
Turkey called on the leaders of the group to abide by these instructions and not to take any positions that would disturb its relationship with Egypt and the Gulf states.