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Turkish Crackpot Erdogan 'Welcomes' MB Thugs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that any members of the Muslim Brotherhood booted out of Qatar are welcome in Turkey, in a move expected to heighten existing tensions with Egypt.

Staff Writer

Turkey's crackpot President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed senior Muslim Brotherhood extremists to the country just days after they were booted from Qatar.

Seven senior MB figures were asked to leave Qatar - a traditionally pro-MB state - on Saturday, following a pressure campaign from neighbouring states.

But today Erdogan, an Islamist hardliner, gave the green light for exiled extremists to set up shop in Turkey. The comments were made to reporters on board the Presidential jet returning from an official visit to Qatar on Monday.

The move marks Turkey as the Brotherhood's only major regional partner following the removal of Mohamed Morsi last year.

Egypt has declared the Brotherhood a terrorist movement. However the Brotherhood says it is a peaceful group.