After its illegal intervention in Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco, Turkey is working to infiltrate and interfere in the Algerian political scene through contacts with Islamic organizations banned in the country that are a product of the Muslim Brotherhood organization in the country.
During the pursuit of Brotherhood elements inside and outside Algeria, Ankara worked to secure cover, protection and shelter for them, facilitate their movements in Turkey, and provide them with financial and guidance.
It is clear that Ankara is working to turn history back, open the papers of the black decade that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Algerians, drained the national economy, destroyed factories and facilities that the state was proud of, and displaced. Tens of thousands of people fled their cities and villages after the banned Islamic Salvation Front took up arms against the state. To seize power in the early 1990s.
After the Algerian state eliminated the clutches of extremism, killing and arresting the heads of terrorism, a number of Brotherhood leaders fled abroad, and established an extremist organization called Rashad. The Turkish intelligence contained them in its lands and provided them with help, assistance and support in their efforts to overthrow the regime in Algeria.
Reports indicate that the conferences hold periodic meetings with the Rashad movement, in the cities of Istanbul and Antalya to secure logistical support with the aim of “strengthening the organization and enabling it from the Algerian street” and working to mobilize the organized sleeper cells, which classify it to be the organization, which classifies it to be more extreme and a security risk to the people. Country.
Rashad, whose origins date back to 2007, is widely seen as a conservative Islamist movement. Two of its leaders, living in Geneva and London, were part of the Islamic Salvation Front, whose rising popularity sparked years of anarchy that was on the verge of winning national elections in 1991, before being outlawed, fueling an extremist insurgency and causing an all-out war between the authorities. The Algerian movement and the movement lasted about 10 years and resulted in the killing of more than 200,000 Algerians, and was immortalized in Arab history as the “black decade”.
One of the group’s founders, Mohamed Elaraby Zitoot, a former diplomat based in London, is among four people said to be linked to Rashad, who were targeted in international arrest warrants issued by Algeria in March over allegations of breaching public order and the country’s security. As for the fifth person, Ahmed Mansouri, A former member of the Islamic Salvation Front who was arrested for joining a terrorist group in the 1990s and then released, he was re-arrested in February for his alleged central role in the plot, including financing Rashad’s “covert activities”.
Monitoring electronic communications
Moreover, Ankara’s support for ISIS in Syria and Iraq does not bode well for the Arab countries. Turkish intelligence has worked to transfer hundreds of ISIS members to the Maghreb countries, and communications were monitored via the Internet and Iraq to Algeria.
Ankara was not satisfied with the official and legitimate partnership with the Algerian state, where the value of trade exchanges between them amounted to $4.2 billion in the year 2020. Rather, it is working to expand its ambitions by planting more than 1,200 Turkish companies in Algeria. The origin or the real purpose of their work is unknown.
Reports indicate that Turkey is trying to strengthen its security and military influence in all North African countries, and any attempt will not succeed as long as Algeria is out of control.
And because it was disobedient by political means and agreements that tied the state, as happened in Libya and Tunisia, which were led by the Muslim Brotherhood, Ankara worked to control the Algerian decision by disturbing security and weakening this state for fear of its interference in the Libyan affairs and opposing the Turkish presence, knowing that Libya and Algeria share borders that exceed The thousand kilometres.