The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement offering “it deepest congratulations to Turkey – the people, the President and the government – on defeating the traitorous military coup attempt.” According to the statement:
July 17, 2016 The Muslim Brotherhood offers its deepest congratulations to Turkey – the people, the President and the government – on defeating the traitorous military coup attempt.
The group also congratulates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people who rallied behind his leadership, defended his democratic legitimacy, and acted promptly, assisting patriots among army and police forces in foiling the coup attempt, arresting the perpetrators, and assembling in streets and squares across the country until they were certain the coup attempt was completely crushed.
The Muslim Brotherhood takes this opportunity to express its appreciation for Turkey’s honorable stances in all important issues around the world in support of truth and justice, rejecting military coups, especially the treacherous military coup in Egypt.
We offer our sincere condolences to Turkey, and the families of the martyrs who were killed in that foiled putsch. We pray to God for a speedy recovery for all the wounded.
May God protect Turkey from all traitorous plotters and oppressors.
The Muslim Brotherhood
As we have often observed, in 2011 the GMBDW editor published a report titled “Turkey, the Global Muslim Brotherhood, and the Gaza Flotilla” that concluded:
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
Read the entire report here.