Skip to comments.Erdogan to Haniyeh: Hamas Must Be Part of Negotiations
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 Haniyehs 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. .....
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