Turkey Accused Of Aiding Islamist Extremism In Leaked Report
Germany has accused Turkey of supporting terrorist organisations like Hamas and the Islamist opposition in Syria, a leaked report reveals.
Berlin believes that Turkey has been deliberately financing radical groups with the direct consent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the Ankara government takes an increasingly Islamist line, according the confidential report obtained by broadcaster ARD.
The report was written after far-left party Die Linke made a confidential request in the Bundestag – the German parliament.
It accuses Turkey’s ruling AKP party of providing “many expressions of solidarity and support” for groups like the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinian terror group Hamas and the armed Islamist opposition in Syria. It adds that this support “emphasise[s] their ideological affinity with the (broader) Muslim Brotherhood.” – READ MORE