Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Head Leads Delegation To Turkish Celebration


The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website is reporting that the head of the Egyptian Brotherhood led a delegation to a luncheon held by Turkish President Abdullah Gul to celebrate the success of the People’s Revolution.” According to the report:

Dr. Mohammed Badie, Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood was at the head of the Brothers delegation in the luncheon which was held by the Turkish President Abdullah Gul, to celebrate the success of the People’s Revolution which began on January 25 and forced the deposed Mubarak to step down after only 18 days. The luncheon which was held at the Turkish Embassy in Cairo with other MB senior leaders from the MB Executive Bureau included Dr. Mohamed Morsy and Dr. Essam el-Erian. A number of opposition members also took part in the celebrations.

A previous post discussed the possibility that discussions between Turkey and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood might be occurring at the party level.

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) has recently published a new report titled “Turkey, the Global Muslim Brotherhood, and the Gaza Flotilla.” The report abstract states:

There is strong evidence for Turkish governmental involvement in the Gaza flotilla incident, with Turkish government support channeled through the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood network. Since 2006, Turkey has become a new center for the Global Muslim Brotherhood. The IHH was not acting alone but rather was an integral part of a Turkish Muslim Brotherhood network.

With respect to the Global Muslim Brotherhood, report’s second conclusion states:

The Gaza flotilla incident brought into sharp focus an even more significant long- term development: the growing relationship between the Erdogan government and the Global Muslim Brotherhood, which has given rise to some of the most notorious Islamist terrorist groups – from al-Qaeda to Hamas. Since 2006, Turkey has become a new center for the Global Muslim Brotherhood, while the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip acted as the main axis for this activity

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