Thursday, January 16, 2020
Books – Mohamed Safwat:
The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Counselor Ahmed Hafez, expressed Egypt’s rejection “in whole and in detail” of what was stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, and other statements about the legal measures taken by the Egyptian authorities regarding the electronic media committee that was seized in the Bab al-Luq area in Cairo.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned, in a statement on Wednesday, the arrest of the staff of the “Anatolia Agency” in Cairo, and said it was awaiting their immediate release. She described the security forces raid on the office as “narrowing and intimidating” against the Turkish press. Meanwhile, the Turkish presidency condemned what it described as “hostile practices” against the Turkish media, in a statement issued by the liaison office in the Turkish presidency.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement today, Thursday, that the seized Turkish media committee was illegal and worked under the cover of a company founded by elements of the terrorist Brotherhood with the support of Turkey, to publish false and fabricated information about political, economic, security and human rights in Egypt, and send it to its dens Turkey. In an effort to discredit the country internally and internationally.
The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that all the measures taken by the relevant Egyptian authorities in this regard were carried out in accordance with the laws and regulations in place to deal with such anomalies and outside the law.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the issuance of this statement by a system that privileges the indicators of press freedom around the world as one of the worst systems in violation of freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of the press and other basic rights and freedoms, and is supporting and financing extremist groups and terrorist militias in a number of countries in the region in a desire to enable them to Control the fate of their peoples by force of arms and by using rogue methods of intimidation and intimidation, in a desperate endeavor of the Ankara regime to achieve personal aspirations and special goals in order to evoke a past based on the illusion of false glories.
Hafez added that he was the first in the Turkish Foreign Ministry, and that it threw the toxins of its system in accordance with the accusations of its own, that it would not erase or disturb the reality of the disgraceful regime that put Turkey in the mud and made it occupy an internationally advanced position in the rates of imprisonment of journalists, and it was left to rank 157 out of 180 countries in the Freedom of the Press Index of 2019, where the statements of nearly 682 journalists in Turkey during the period from November 2018 to March 2019 were canceled, according to many relevant reports.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Egyptian Charge d’Affairs to Ankara, according to the Turkish channel, “TRT”, on Wednesday. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that this came against the background of allegations that the Egyptian authorities arrested the staff of the Anatolia Agency office in Cairo.