Staff Report / 23 January 2014 – khaleejtimes – The documents reproduced by the UAE-based Arabic daily Al Roya say that the relationship between Turkey and the Brotherhood has a “profound dimension”. Documents of the Muslim Brotherhood meetings have revealed that its permanent headquarters is based in the Turkish city of Istanbul since 2006, an Arabic daily has reported.
The documents reproduced by the UAE-based Arabic daily Al Roya say that the relationship between Turkey and the Brotherhood has a “profound dimension”. They mirror the deep relationship between Turkey’s Justice and Development political party with the banned organisation.
The documents unearthed the deliberations and outcome of the International Muslim Brotherhood’s meetings from May 29 to June 3, 2008. The minutes of the meetings showed the magnitude of the role played by Istanbul groups in the organisation. As per the documents, the last significant meeting held in Istanbul was its 29th meeting, dating back to September 2008, when representatives and members of the organisation from across the Arab countries were present.
According to the documents, following Egypt’s revolution that uprooted the Muslim Brotherhood and overthrew the then president Mohammed Mursi from power, Turkey “became the den” in hosting the camps of the organisation’s cadres in Europe and Egypt. The unearthing of the documents coincides with the malicious Turkish media campaign against the UAE. The organisation lost steam after the Egyptian interim government declared it a terrorist group, following which Arab countries, spearheaded by GCC countries, declared it as a terrorist group as well. The Turkish media launched a defamatory drive against the UAE after the country declared the organisation a terrorist group. For more news from Khaleej Times, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes, and on Twitter at @khaleejtimes