Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Haisam Hassanein - On March 19, AP reported that "Turkish authorities have asked three Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition TV channels to soften their critical political coverage of Egypt's government, as Turkey seeks to repair frayed ties with Cairo." After the Egyptian military overthrew Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood-led government in 2013, Turkey became a haven for many key opposition figures. The two countries have recently begun to develop mutual understandings on key regional issues. At the same time, some voices within the MB political structure have begun calling for dialogue with the Egyptian government, setting aside their past demand that Egyptian President Sisi release all prisoners and admit he took power illegitimately in 2013.

2021-04-01 00:00:00

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