Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Turkish government seeks further ties with Muslim Brotherhood, by Ioannis Michaletos

News item below:

Muslim Council of Britain Hosts Turkish Delegation After 15 July Coup Attempt

On 2nd August 2016 the Muslim Council of Britain hosted a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament at its office in London. 

The delegation from Ankara consisted of five MPs; Mr Talip Küçükcan (MP for Adana, AKP), Mr Azmi Ekinci (MP for Istanbul, AKP), Mr Osman Aşkın Bak (MP for Rize, AKP), Mr Mevlüt Dudu (MP for Hatay, CHP) and Mr Mehmet Günal (MP for Antalya, MHP).

The delegation travelled to London this week in the aftermath of the attempted coup to meet a range of political and civil organisations, media representatives and British parliamentarians to inform the British public about the events of the night of the coup attempt on 15th July, and also to brief about the current situation in Turkey.

In his welcome speech, Harun Rashid Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said, 

“Muslims throughout the UK watched in shock as the tragic events on 15th July unfolded, and prayed for the situation to be stabilised swiftly.  We look at Turkey as a role model for a successful democracy in the Muslim World and were heartened to see the reaction of the Turkish nation who courageously took to the streets in unity to defend democracy, law and order.”

READ MORE:http://www.mcb.org.uk/mcb-hosts-turkish-delegation-after-15-july-coup-attempt/

NOTE: The "Muslim Council of Britain" (MCB) is a UK-based umbrella organization affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood-according to a a UK governmental report- linked also with the "Muslim Aid",an organization investigated in the recent past by authorities of several countries, for its role in the financing of terrorist or extremist organizations. 

It has sporadic presence in Greece due to the refugee crisis,especially in early 2016.

The news item above taken from the website of MCB, highlights the strong links between the UK based Muslim Brotherhood affiliates and the current Turkish government, a fact that should be taken seriously, also by the Greek government in terms of handling the refuge crisis, since NGO's could certainly be used as "trojan horses" (1) for subversion of local communities for the purposes of serving Turkish state interests. 

(1) See also a description of an actual "Trojan horse" operation in UK implicating MCB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Trojan_Horse