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How Muslim Brotherhood May Lead to ‘New Conflict Between US and Turkey’

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The deputy leader of the Turkish Republican People's Party (CHP), Erdogan Toprak, in his weekly report on the parliamentary agenda brought up the topics of the Turkish ruling AKP party’s foreign policy and recent statements of the president and prime minister.

In his report, Toprak mentioned that if the US officially recognizes the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, relations between Turkey and the US may experience new and more serious tensions.

Regarding the terrorist organizations Daesh and Jabhat- al-Nusra, the report said that at the very beginning of the military operations in Syria, the entire international community recognized the two groups as radical Islamist terrorist organizations. The two groups were included in the corresponding list for all these years, but were not officially announced by the government of Justice and Development Party (AKP) as terrorists.

Only after the terrorist attack in Turkey's Reyhanlı, the government recognized al-Nusra an extremist group and after the explosion in Suruç, an official statement about the need to combat Daesh was voiced.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey February 17, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace
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Almost immediately after Turkey expressed its determination to fight Daesh, there were attacks in Diyarbakir, Ankara and Istanbul, the report noted.

The AKP leadership for the past 14 years in power has been supporting organizations, which most of the world has recognized as terrorists.

The report stated that, “In 14 years of its rule, the AKP maintained close relations and assisted Muslim Brotherhood, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by Egypt.”

Furthermore, the AKP established close cooperation and friendly relations with Hamas, a recognized terrorist group in Israel.

It also acted as a host country by providing housing, protection, a company car and an office to Tariq al-Hashimi, who was accused by the Iraqi authorities of involvement in terrorist activities.

The report further talks about the support that AKP provides in terms of arms, money, ammunition, construction of camps for training of Daesh, al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army, which official Damascus considers as terrorist groups.

The AKP also provided support for radical Islamists in Libya, helping them with weapons, money and also an opportunity to stay in Turkey.

"Considering all of the above, how should one respond to the statements by the Turkish President, Prime Minister and the AKP government, which accuses the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party of terrorism?" Toprak said.

Toprak also expressed the view that in the near future there is a danger of a new conflict of interest in the fight against terrorism between the AKP government, President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu on the one hand and the US leadership on the other.

MP justifies his opinion based on the decision of the US House of Justice to the Commission to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization by including it in the appropriate list.

The bill also stated that the group is recognized as a terrorist organization, in particularly in the countries such as Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

Toprak said that if the bill gets approved by the General Assembly, the House of Representatives and the Senate, the “Erdogan-Davutoglu tandem known for its active support of the Muslim Brotherhood, will be in the position of an accomplice of a terrorist organization,” the report noted.

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  • No Name
    This Erdogan is a cheap wannabe "leader" with a clear messianic syndrome :-D
    And he is used like once Saddam was used and after that the USrael [and Simon Pe.res specially, they STILL have a private BILL to solve ;-) ] will give green-light to the Turkish West-Point-officers to TOPPLE HIM like they gave the Egyptians to get rid of MORSI.
  • michael
    this will not earn him any brownie points with the government...
  • margaridaoulman
    It would not be the first terrorist organization Turkey has helped with funds, arms, medical support , training camps and all else, its part of whom they are. They help terrorists good Nato ally and partner to have! One couldn´t make it up if one tried!
  • pbecke
    No harm in cementing the rather problematic alliance between the US and Russia. It really would be great for the word if they could get along, wouldn't it? I can't imagine Obama enjoys the opprobium attaching to the role of all recent Presidents of 'poodle' of Wall Street and the Neocons, never mind the global barbarism it entails.
  • dewatergeus
    And all those years US, NATO, UK, EU have been stating that this roque state is "our most loyal NATO-member which is guarding and protecting the south of Europe against ...
    against what?
    All blahblahblah. Dirty politics. The Sultan is a noble gangster, a top one in this world. And nobody is correcting the Beast or tell him to finally hold his bloody horses. I suspect Us and its friends are planning something that concerns Russia. Remember they are convinced to put "pain on Russia" for what it has done to them in Syria. Unmasked, the truth became visual. McCain and his Nudelman caught with their pants down: all lies, all treason, all bluff, all services for their resp. MIC. All "sincere friends" of colleague The Sultan. But The Sultan should be vigilant. He only has to go back in time: Iran, Panama, Chili, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine. There were seven on the US warlist to be destroyed for their resources: Lebanon, Syria, Iran have been a failure. So why not Turkey as a compensation for their "loss"? It is indeed closer to Russia, you understand? Us gangsters need their concentration on war with Russia, not distraction on internal conflicts, please.
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