Hours after the release of the new Brotherhood channel, which was called “Freedom 11-11”, it was soon launched after it stopped broadcasting the demonstrations of the movement called by the group in Egypt, as well as the launch of the group’s People’s Channel for this purpose as well. From Britain, the Turkish authorities arrested a number of Brotherhood members and broadcasters. Residents on its territory after it was proven that they cooperated with these two satellite channels and were ready to launch a third satellite channel on the Telegram application.
Sources revealed to Al-Arabiya.net that the Turkish authorities arrested today, Friday, a number of Brotherhood broadcasters who are suspected of cooperating with the new Brotherhood satellite channels and inciting them against Egypt and calling them through their pages on the communication sites as well for the alleged demonstrations that the group is preparing for next November 11, adding that from Among them is Hossam Al-Ghamry, a broadcaster on the Al-Sharq satellite channel, which broadcasts from Istanbul. The Turkish authorities had previously suspended his program on the channel’s screen and threatened to deport him in case of violation.
34 brothers detained
The sources confirmed that the Turkish detention of about 34 Brotherhood members, including those who run accounts and pages on communication sites, incite against Egypt and mobilize chaos inside the country, noting that the number that was arrested is the largest and warns that another decision will be taken to deport them and force them to leave Turkish territory.
In addition, “Al-Arabiya.net” learned that this group of detainees affiliated with the group were preparing to launch a third satellite channel affiliated with the group, called “Sarh”, and to launch it on the Telegram application.
Stop the immersion program
In September last year, the Turkish authorities, as part of their efforts to rapprochement with Cairo and prevent the Brotherhood’s attempts to criticize the Egyptian authorities, decided to stop the “Vision” program on “Al-Sharq” channel, presented by the Brotherhood’s journalist Hossam Al-Ghamry, and prevent it from appearing again on screens or media platforms. From Istanbul, for not complying with Ankara’s instructions to prevent criticism of Egypt and its officials.
Al-Ghamry criticized the Egyptian authorities against the background of the death of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Minister of Defense and former head of the Military Council of Egypt.
In March of last year, the Turkish authorities asked to restrict the Brotherhood’s satellite channels, which broadcast from Istanbul, and to prevent their criticism of Egypt.
Stop 4 Programs
It also prevented the appearance of the Brotherhood’s media and broadcaster Haitham Abu Khalil, and decided to stop the programs of 4 of the Brotherhood’s broadcasters, Moataz Matar, Muhammad Nasser, Hamza Zobaa and artist Hisham Abdullah, and warned them against violating its instructions.
It is noteworthy that Turkey had announced in March of last year the resumption of its diplomatic contacts with Egypt, and directed the Muslim Brotherhood media operating on its soil to soften the tone towards Cairo.
On May 5 and 6, 2021, a Turkish delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sadat Unal headed to Cairo in the first visit of its kind since 2013, and held “exploratory” talks with Egyptian officials led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Sanad Loza to discuss rapprochement and normalization of relations.