Leaked German Government Document Calls Turkey a "Platform" For Terrorist Groups Throughout Mid-East
The German government has accused Turkey of being a hub for Islamist groups that allows them to further their aims across the Middle East, according to a leaked confidential document.
The document, reported by German public broadcaster ARD and obtained by the Associated Press, was in a classified Interior Ministry response to a confidential question from leftist opposition party Die Linke in Germany’s Bundestag, or parliament, on August 10.
It alleges that the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports Palestinian militant group Hamas, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and "groups in the armed Islamist opposition in Syria," all of which follow Sunni Islam, the same strand as the majority of Muslim Turks.
In its response, the ministry says that the Turkish government's "numerous statements of solidarity and supportive actions" for these three groups "underline their ideological affinity with the Muslim Brothers."
It continued to say that "as a result of Ankara’s domestic and foreign policy that has been Islamized step-by-step above all since 2011, Turkey has developed into the central platform of action for Islamist groups in the Middle East region."And, of course, Obama has called the hardcore Islamist Erdogan one of his best actual friends among all world leaders, and Obama has repeatedly declared the Muslim Brotherhood to bemoderate and "anti-terrorist," all as a pretext to delivering whole countries, such as Egypt, into the control of the terrorist group.