Turkey adds “Brotherhood” broadcasters to terrorist lists

Turkish authorities decided to include in the lists of broadcasting terrorists and journalists belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood residing in its lands, after it was shown that they were involved in inciting Egypt.

The Turkish authorities have included the Brotherhood broadcasters and journalists under the G-87 terrorism code and a threat to public security in the international terrorism lists, informing them that they are wanted by Egypt for belonging to a terrorist group.

Public safety risk

Under this code, according to Turkish law, people who represent a danger in public safety terms are included in this code, according to which the authorities impose severe restrictions on their activities, movements and movements.

Meanwhile, sources told Al Arabiya.net that among the elements included in this code was the media Egyptian, Hossam Al-Ghamry, who works for the Al-Sharq channel, among others, including a journalist and poet named Muhammad Ibrahim, and the wife of a resident Egyptian dissident in Turkey, as well as Manufacturers and technicians worked in the group’s satellite channels in Istanbul.

These developments came after Turkish authorities arrested a number of Brotherhood members and TV broadcasters residing in its lands on Friday morning, after it was shown that they had partnered with two new satellite channels launched by the group to incite chaos in Egypt and their willingness to launch a third satellite channel on the Telegram application.

Sources of al-Arabiya.net confirmed that Turkish authorities have arrested about 34 members of the Brotherhood, including those who manage accounts and pages on communications sites that incite against Egypt and mobilize chaos within the country, noting that the number that has been stopped is the largest and warns that another decision will be made to expel them from the Turkish Territory country.

Al-Arabiya.net also learned that inmates affiliated with the group were preparing to launch a third satellite channel affiliated with it by launching it on the Telegram application.

Turkish instructions

It is interesting to note that the Turkish authorities had decided, as part of their rapprochement efforts in Cairo and to prevent the Brotherhood’s attempts to criticize the Egyptian authorities, to stop the “Vision” program on the “Al-Sharq” satellite channel, presented by the journalist Hossam Al-Ghamry, and to prevent its reappearance on the screens or on the media platforms of Istanbul, for its non-compliance, instructed by Ankara to avoid criticism of Egypt and its officials.

Al-Ghamry criticized the Egyptian authorities against the backdrop of the death of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Defense Minister and former head of the Egyptian Military Council.

In March last year, the Turkish authorities asked to limit the transmissions of the Brotherhood’s satellite channels from Istanbul and to prevent its criticism of Egypt, as well as to prevent the appearance of the media and the Haitham Abu Khalil Brotherhood television station.

He also suspended the programs of 4 of the Brotherhood broadcasters, Moataz Matar, Mohamed Nasser, Hamza Zobaa and artist Hisham Abdullah, and warned them not to violate his instructions.

Interestingly, Turkey announced in March last year the resumption of its diplomatic contacts with Egypt and ordered the media of the Muslim Brotherhood operating on its territory to stop the activity.

On May 5 and 6, 2021, a Turkish delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sadat Unal went to Cairo for the first visit of its kind since 2013 and held talks with Egyptian officials led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Sanad Loza to discuss the rapprochement and the return of relations.