Egyptian MP Asks His Government to Grant Fethullah Gülen Asylum
Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has said that he has no information about reports of the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen having asked for asylum in his country as an Egyptian parliamentarian urges Cairo to consider his request.
In a press conference held at the prime minister’s headquarters on Wednesday Sherif said that no concrete information about Gülen’s request was available and went on to say that if there was such a thing, it will be studied first.
Imad Mahrous, a member of the Egyptian House of Representatives, requested that the prime minister and foreign minister grant Gülen political asylum.
” The Turkish regime is seeking to arrest him and put him on trial, charging him for the failed coup attempt,”
Mahrous who has announced himself in charge of Gülen’s case said the request is personal and he is only concerned about Gülen’s safety.
The Egyptian MP has asked for the reception of all those who are at the risk of being arrested by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the wake of the failed coup attempt, arguing that Egypt has previously accepted opposition parties and welcome opponents politicians.