Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan said Sunday that any process
leading to a solution of Palestinian issues must involve Hamas as a
Erdogan's comments were reported following a meeting between
himself and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Istanbul. Palestinian
media outlets reported that Turkey Foreign
Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was also present in the meeting.
Erdogan referred to Israel as the
“occupier” and discussed with Haniyeh what he termed the “Judaization of
Jerusalem” and actions meant to make Arab residents flee the city, according to Palestinian media.