Speaking to Charlie Rose on the burgeoning unity cabinet, Turkish PM says Palestinian reconciliation is a necessary step en route to achieving Mideast peace.
Hamas is not a terror organization, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with U.S. television late Wednesday, saying he felt the recently penned Palestinian reconciliation agreement was an essential step toward Mideast peace.
Erdogan’s comments came one day after Hamas Gaza strongman Mahmoud Zahar said that while his organization would accept a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, it would never recognize Israel, as a result of the damage such a move would do to Palestinian refugees in the “diaspora.”
Speaking to Charlie Rose on Wednesday, however, the Turkish PM chimed in on the recently achieved unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, indicating that he did not feel Hamas was an obstacle in achieving Mideast peace.
“Let me give you a very clear message, I don’t see Hamas as a terror organization. Hamas is a political party — it emerged as a political party that appeared as a political party,” Erdogan told Charlie Rose, adding: “it is a resistance movement trying to protect its country under occupation.”
Going further, the Turkish PM said the world should not “mix terrorist organizations with such an organization, and they entered into the elections,” adding that Hamas “won the elections, they had ministers, and they had parliament speakers who were imprisoned by Israel, about 35 ministers and members of parliament in Israel prisons.”
Source: Israeli Newspaper Haaretz.
After NATO started to support radical Islam in Easten Libya, it should not surprise anyone that Turkey would like NATO to recognize and support the Hamas.
Israel will eventually face a no-fly-Zone over Gaza, so the ‘Zionist state” can not harm the Arab Palestinian “freedom fighters”.
NATO-member Turkey seems to be one of the Islamic horns of the beast, that will rise up against Israel. The EU will follow suit, and Obama is already inside the Islamic camp plotting the next plan to deceive the Jewish people.
Let us keep on exposing them, and tell the Jews to put their trust in the Messiah. Only He can save them.
Written by Ivar