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Anadolu agency defendants released on bail, Turkish nationals to be deported

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020
CAIRO - 16 January 2020: Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy decided, Thursday to release defendants of Turkish Anadolu agency case, who were arrested on Wednesday.

Sawy said in his statement that the five defendants, include three Egyptians and two other Turkish nationals.

The Egyptian defendants were announced to be released on bail worth LE 10,000, as the other Turkish nationals were handed to the embassy to be deported shortly to Ankara.

The State Information Service (SIS) issued a statement on Thursday clarifying the legal situation of Turkish Anadolu agency which was accused of publishing misleading news with the aim of “destroying the pillars” of the Egyptian state.

SIS: Anadolu agency has no legal presence in Egypt

CAIRO - 16 January 2020: The State Information Service (SIS) issued a statement on Thursday clarifying the legal situation of Turkish Anadolu agency which was accused of publishing misleading news with the aim of "destroying the pillars" of the Egyptian state.





On Wednesday, Egypt's Interior Ministry said it thwarted schemes for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, as the ministry’s national security sector spotted an electronic platform “funded by Turkey,”.

Egypt's Interior Ministry spots 'Turkish-funded' platform publishing fake news

CAIRO - 15 January 2020: The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Wednesday said it could thwart schemes of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, as the ministry's national security sector could spot an electronic platform "funded by Turkey," with the aim of "destroying the pillars" of the Egyptian state.




The ministry said the platform leaders rented an apartment to create “negative” press reports that contain “false and fabricated” information about the political, economic, security, and human rights situation in Egypt and send them to the headquarters of the “agency” in Turkey, to “distort the image of the Egyptian state on the internal and external levels.

Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned on Thursday the Turkish Chargé d'affaires to express their refusal to the latest Turkish comments on legal steps taken against an electronic platform funded by Turkey, with the aim of “destroying the pillars”.

Egypt summons Turkish Chargé d'affaires after Ankara's comments

CAIRO - 16 January 2020: Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned on Thursday the Turkish Chargé d'affaires to express their refusal to the latest Turkish comments on legal steps taken against an electronic platform funded by Turkey, with the aim of "destroying the pillars".





Turkey's statement Ignored the "situation's reality" and that the authorities took all legal procedures in accordance with the laws and regulations; high profile security source told Egypt Today.

Egypt stressed to the Chargé d'affaires its refusal to the "Turkish aggressive statements" against Cairo.




 
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