An early Egyptian source revealed the escape of dozens of members of the terrorist Brotherhood of Egyptian nationality outside Turkey during the past few days, for political and security reasons.
In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, the Egyptian security source explained that about 90 members of the terrorist Brotherhood left Turkey, some of them accompanied by their families, to various countries in East Asia, while another well-informed source stated that the fugitive elements had received threats from Leaders of the group residing in Turkey.
The source told “Sky News Arabia” that the general situation of the Brotherhood, especially the group residing in Turkey, has become “catastrophic”, noting that internal conflicts have ravaged the organization’s cohesion abroad, deepened its crisis, and intensified the security and political restrictions imposed on it.
The source also indicated that hundreds of members of the third and fourth ranks of the Brotherhood wish to leave Turkey for fear of successive threats, especially in conjunction with continuous leaks about Ankara’s intention to extradite some wanted persons to Cairo within the framework of joint understandings.
Informed sources estimate that the number of members of the organization fleeing from Egypt there is about 20,000, including 500 prominent leaders in the international organization and media and political cadres, and those who can move outside the country do not exceed 1%.
The sources added that traveling from Turkey to any European country or a safe haven requires obtaining a visa, a valid passport, valid for travel, and a work or study visa, not tourist, all of which are conditions that the vast majority of them do not meet, especially young people who live in difficult living conditions and some of them beg for food. his day.
The Egyptian researcher specializing in political Islam, Tariq Abu Al-Saad, believes that large numbers of Brotherhood elements have left Turkish territory during the past months, especially in light of the talks between Cairo and Ankara.
Abu Al-Saad said in a statement to “Sky News Arabia” that Canada was a favorite destination for the organization’s leaders who left Turkey during the past months, most notably Jamal Heshmat, a member of the group’s Shura Council, the leader Muhammad Al-Shahawi, and the leader Saeed Hassan, who died in Canada about two months ago.
Abu Al-Saad pointed out that a number of leaders of the second row or middle leaders within the organization were determined to reside in Ankara and Istanbul, a long time ago, and the government informed them that the measure was preventive and not security.
Abu Al-Saad suggested that Canada would be the most prominent destination for the organization’s leaders during the coming period for two reasons. The first is the Brotherhood’s attempt to be in a geographical vicinity close to the new American administration that supports it to some extent, and the second is; It is the ease of obtaining residence and entry visa.
With regard to holders of Turkish citizenship, Abu al-Saad says that Turkey has frozen its grants to about 50 people and is expected to announce its withdrawal from a number of the organization’s leaders according to legal reasons, so that it is not obligated to keep them on its lands, noting that Turkey initiated the proposal to extradite the Brotherhood leaders present on the territory. its lands within the framework of its keenness to compatibility with Egypt.