Detention, deportation, and refusal to grant citizenship.. Türkiye supports its rapprochement with Egypt by striking the Brotherhood

days after Officially announcing the restoration of relations between Egypt and Turkey and raising their diplomatic relations to the level of ambassadorsTurkey imposed new restrictions on the activities of the Brotherhood and its members residing in Turkish territory.

Sources revealed to and that the Turkish authorities launched a large-scale campaign of raids on Brotherhood members residing in the country, and detained those who did not hold any identity, residency or nationality, and also demanded two members of the group, Musab Al-Smaliji and Islam Ashraf leave their lands.

The sources confirmed that the Turkish authorities imposed strict restrictions on the group’s members and demanded that they not publish any offensive news, blogs, or tweets criticizing the regime in Egypt, or Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and threatened violators of its instructions to leave immediately and be deported from the country.

Turkish presidents Erdogan and Egyptian Sisi

She indicated that the Turkish authorities also imposed strict restrictions on the movements of elements convicted of death and affiliated with or loyal to the group, such as Nasr al-Din Faraj al-Ghazlani, Majdi Salem, Muhammad Abd al-Maqsoud, Islam al-Ghamri and Mustafa al-Badri, and refused to grant citizenship to the last two. It also refused to grant citizenship to another Brotherhood member, Dr. Muhammad Elhamy, who manages a center affiliated with the group and documents and records its history.

According to the information obtained by and, the Brotherhood leaders have assured Turkish officials that they will commit not to engage in any activities against Egypt from Turkish territory until they leave it, to prevent and avoid any problems that may affect the Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, and to preserve On the interests of Ankara that supported them and opened its doors to them for 10 full years.

In the same context, the Turkish authorities refused to grant citizenship to about 12 other Brotherhood members, and began to study the possibility of stripping the citizenship of Nasr al-Din Ghazlani and Majdi Salem, who had previously been announced by the US Treasury Department to be included in the terrorist lists for their links to al-Qaeda.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud

Washington was accused by Magdi Salem, an Egyptian lawyer residing in Turkey, of being one of the main facilitators of a group of al-Qaeda activities. It also accused Muhammad Nasr al-Din al-Ghazlani, an Egyptian expert in facilitating the affairs of the organization, of using cash transfers to support al-Qaeda, providing funds and transferring them to the accounts of the families of members of the organization. imprisoned.

Ghazlani was convicted of death in the case of the Kerdasa events that took place in Egypt in 2013. He was also one of those involved in the Khan al-Khalili case in the 1990s. He joined the Vanguards of Conquest organization with the lawyer of terrorist groups, Majdi Salem. He was arrested and sentenced to prison, then he was released with a pardon from the late president. Mohamed Morsy.

As for Magdy Salem, the second Egyptian punished by the US Treasury and residing in Turkey, whose movements were restricted by Ankara, he was one of the leaders of the Jihad organization and took charge of selecting the organization’s members traveling to Afghanistan for training there under instructions from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, and they return to carry out acts of violence and terrorism. in Egypt.

The Egyptian authorities arrested a number of these terrorists in 1993, and the prosecution charged them with joining banned groups and planning terrorist acts with the aim of harming security.

A few months later, the Egyptian authorities arrested Magdy Salem, a prison sentence was issued against him, and he was released with an amnesty from the ousted President Mohamed Morsi, then he fled to Turkey in 2013 with his family and settled there.

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