Turkey arrests Egyptian opposition journalist affiliated with MB
After warmer talks with Cairo, Turkish police arrest Hossam Al Ghamry, a prominent Egyptian opposition journalist affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Turkish police arrested the Egyptian opposition journalist and former editor-in-chief of Al-Sharq TV channel, one of the largest media platforms of the Muslim Brotherhood abroad, Hossam Al Ghamry.
Al-Ghamry's official account on Twitter announced on Friday the arrest by Turkish police forces, "Today at noon, the Turkish police arrested Hossam Al Ghamry," adding that the journalist may have been deported.
قامت اليوم ظهرا الشرطة التركية القاء القبض على حسام الغمري وأنباء عن ترحيله— حسام الغمري (@HossamAlGhamry) October 28, 2022
A number of accounts affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood indicated the possibility of deporting Al Ghamry to Egypt in the coming hours.
Earlier, informed sources revealed that Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Turkey had signed a declaration not to engage in political activities from within the country, and also that Turkey imposed restrictions on Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Yahya Moussa and Alaa al-Samahi, pending consultations with Egypt.
French website Intelligence Online revealed earlier the existence of security and intelligence coordination between the two countries to consider the extradition of some Brotherhood leaders to Egypt.
The site indicated that Ankara has a strong desire to accelerate the pace of rapprochement with Cairo, even if things should come to Turkey delivering some leaders from the Brotherhood, a demand that Egypt insists that it will not back down on, according to the site.
The website also added that the Muslim Brotherhood issue has become the focus of the meetings between Egypt and Turkey, noting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in a hurry to fully restore relations with Cairo, and may accept some of the conditions that Egypt insists on, including the extradition of the individuals as-per Egypt's requests.
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In a related context, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the course of talks with Turkey has not been resumed, because there have been no changes in the framework of practices by Turkey.
Shoukry added, during an interview with Al Arabiya channel on Friday, that the matter is again related to the need to adhere to international standards and rules.