MB-affiliated channel Mekameleen shuts down operations in Turkey

Daily News Egypt
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Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated satellite channel, Mekameleen, announced it will shutdown its Turkey operations.

In a statement the channel said that “Mekameleen management has decided to move the transmission, studios and all activities of the channel to outside of Turkey.”

It added that the channel will shut down its studios and its entire quarters inside Turkey and will relaunch from different world capitals in the coming days.

Mekameleen and other Muslim Brotherhood-affilated channels were accused of inciting violence in Egypt.

This comes as Turkey shows a desire to work to rebuild relations with Egypt and the Gulf states, in an attempt to overcome differences that have left Ankara largely isolated in the Arab world.

Observers made it clear that the bilateral file is currently the most important for Cairo at the level of Egyptian demands, whether media or political, stressing that Cairo will not accept that these demands be divided, in reference to the cessation of any anti-Cairo activity.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the talks between Egypt and Turkey in Cairo were “positive.”

He indicated that these exploratory discussions may be followed by a meeting between the two foreign ministers in the future.

He added, “We discussed with our friends bilateral relations and what can be done about it,” noting that the two parties will evaluate the results of the meeting, and views will be exchanged together on the steps that can be taken later.

Relations between Turkey and Ankara were strained against the background of the latter’s harboring of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, accused of committing crimes in Egypt, and wanted for justice before Egyptian courts.


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