The deputy guide of the “Muslim Brotherhood”, Ibrahim Munir, announced that the group trusts that Turkey will not change the approach against it, stressing the possibility of accepting its mediation to solve the crisis with the Egyptian government and preparing for a dialogue with it.
In an interview with the Qatari Al-Jazeera Mubasher channel, yesterday evening, Saturday, days after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu announced the start of diplomatic contacts between Ankara and Cairo in order to restore relations to normal, Mounir said: “The Turkish regime, the Turkish leadership and the President (Rajab) Okay) Erdogan and the Turks respect the political refugee … and we are certain that this trend or direction will not change … Turkey is sincere and does not maneuver. “
He added, “As for political talk about Egypt (on the Egyptian satellite channels in Turkey), it must have another method, adherence to (Turkish) media laws, and I imagine Turkey has a right to that.”
The deputy guide of the “Muslim Brotherhood” appealed to the Egyptian opposition media in Turkey about the importance of responding to this request, saying: “Hospitality rights dictate to us more than what the host demands, and this is their right, and we ask God to help everyone.”
Commenting on the possibility of a Turkish-Egyptian rapprochement and the possibility of accepting Turkey as a mediator to bring the point of view closer or reconcile with the regime, Munir said: “We do not stand in front of those who achieve good.”
He added, “But certainly the Turkish regime knows that there are many grievances and rights, and I believe that any rapprochement or solutions will try to find solutions to this .. In the end, we thank those who are capable of any solution.”
He pointed out that any rapprochement between Ankara and Cairo must take into account the situation of political detainees inside Egypt, as well as not to give up the blood of the victims “who fell after the coup.”
And on the possibility that the rapprochement could be an opportunity to present the demands of the group, Munir said: “This is a matter in the knowledge of God and we do not reject it. We are not static, but we have rights.”
In response to a question about the possibility of opening communication channels with the Egyptian authorities, Mounir said: “There is something that we should note that we do not represent the entire opposition, but if the Egyptian opposition, and we are part of it, is presented, a dialogue with the regime in a way that facilitates the conditions of the detainees and improves the conditions of the people and their owners We certainly will not refuse blood, and if we refuse we will certainly be wrong. “
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have been experiencing a political crisis since 2013 after the Turkish authorities categorically refused to isolate the Egyptian army of the late President, Mohamed Morsi, a leader in the “Muslim Brotherhood” and “the first democratically elected Egyptian president,” according to Ankara, which previously refused to recognize the legitimacy of the current Egyptian president. , Abdel Fattah Sisi.
And recently, prominent Turkish officials have indicated improved relations with Egypt, in a shift from their previous sharpened critical approach towards the Sisi government.
The Turkish authorities asked three Egyptian opposition TV channels based in Istanbul, namely Al Sharq, Mukmaleen and Watan, to reduce their political coverage critical of the Egyptian government, while Turkey seeks to repair the strained relations with Egypt, according to informed officials.
Source: “Al-Jazeera Mubasher” + agencies