Turkish president presses Hamas to recognize Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 21, 2011 10:23

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul on Friday said he had pressed Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist.

During an interview with The Wall Street Journal a day after US President Barack Obama delivered his major speech on the Middle East, the Turkish president welcomed Obama's reference to creating a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders as "a very important step."


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