Turkish media: Erdogan discussed transfer of Hamas leadership to Turkey with Haniyeh

MENA

Published: 2024-04-20 20:24

Last Updated: 2024-05-27 17:14


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh. (April 20, 2024) (Photo: Turkish presidency)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh. (April 20, 2024) (Photo: Turkish presidency)

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh met today in Istanbul, where they discussed moving Hamas’ leadership from Qatar to Turkey - per Turkish news outlets cited by Hebrew media.


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Erdogan received the head of Hamas’ Political bureau Haniyeh at the Dolmabahce palace with his delegation, including Khaled Mashal.

Erdogan, during the meeting, urged Palestinians to unite - a statement by his office said.

"It is vital that Palestinians act with unity in this process. The strongest response to Israel and the path to victory lie in unity and integrity," Erdogan said according to a Turkish presidency statement.


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Israel Katz, the Israeli Occupation’s Foreign Minister, has lambasted the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his meeting with the Hamas’ Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Turkey today.

“Shame on you Erdogan!” Katz said in a post on his “X” account, captioning a photo of Erdogan and Hanieyeh shaking hands during their meeting at the Dolmabahce palace.

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