Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa

Who Gave Permission for Hospitals for Terrorists

News has come out that in Reyhanlı, a private hospital has been opened for jihadist terrorists fighting in Syria, with the AKP government has made conflicting announcements relating to this scandal.

Mon, 04 Nov 2013

CHP Deputy Chairman Umut Oran has taken the Tuluhan Tekelioğlus news story for Cumhuriyet Newspaper, 'The secret hospitals of the Rabita, to the Parliament's agenda. According to this story, jihadists are being treated in hostel-like structures belonging to an Islamic foundation, Rabiṭat al-'Alam al-Islami, in the Reyhanlı district of Hatay province on the Turkey-Syria border.

The Muslim World League or Rabita al-Alam al-Islami (Rabita) is a Saudi centred group of Islamic non-governmental organizations. According to research by the famous Turkish investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu, who was assassinated in 1993 by a bomb planted in his car, Rabita is a Saudi-based religious sect that aims to bring Turkey and other Muslim countries under Saudi influence through satellite foundations, institutions and associations.

The questions asked to the Minister of the Interior, Muammer Gler, in the resolution are as follows:

The secret hospitals of the Rabıta

- Who are Saudis and Syrians working in these hospitals, where the entrance of Turkish citizens is banned and which have been operating for nine months?

- Yörk Hostel 03264130054 and 05069951229 is written on the door of one of these hospitals. Who has stayed in this hostel up until today? Were the necessary notifications about the credentials of overnight visitors made to the police station? If not, what kind of action will you take against the negligent police in charge and the hostel staff?

- Who are the security guards working in these hostel/hospitals'? What is the date and number of their licences? Do they perform their duties while armed?

- It is being stated that the hospitals, which have been made to look like hostels, are being funded by the Rabita al-Alam al-Islami (The Muslim World League, MWL), a Saudi Arabia-based non-governmental organization. The organization, located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was founded by King Saud on 19 May 1962. Did this institution receive permission from the Ministry of the Interior or the Governor's office? How long have they been operating in Turkey? What kind of activities are done by this Saudi-based institution and in which cities?

- From where did this institution, as one of the branches of the Rabita organization, receive permission to provide religious courses under the name of personal development and vocational training centers? Do the staff of this association have work permits?

- "Welcome to 3rd Rehabilitation Center in the Turkish Republic is written on a flier in the hostel. According to this, how many centers operate in Turkey? Where are the other two centers?




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