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Erdogan to Haniyeh: Hamas Must Be Part of Negotiations
Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 01/02/2012 5:38:14 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Sunday with Hamas’ Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, in his residence in Istanbul.

The visit was part of Haniyeh’s first official regional tour since Hamas seized power in Gaza in 2007. The tour has already included stops in Egypt and Sudan.

According to reports from sources in the Palestinian Authority who were quoted by Channel 10 News, the two leaders discussed during the meeting the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas and plans for rehabilitation of Gaza.

One source was quoted by Channel 10 as having said that Erdogan told Haniyeh during the meeting said that ending the conflict with the “occupation” will not be possible without Hamas’ participation in the negotiations. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: erdogan; hamas; haniyeh; negotiations
Yes, sir, Mr. Erdogan. Right away, sir, Mr. Erdogan. I'll put a revolver in my house right now, sir. When do I pull the trigger?
1 posted on 01/02/2012 5:38:17 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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