Turkish PM Erdogan Supports Hamas
January 14, 2011
January 14 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan told the Al- Jazeera television network that Hamas "is not a terrorist movement" and he called it "a political group".
Israel National News Reports that Erdogan stated "We stand by Hamas when they are right, because the Hamas movement is a resistance movement" "I do not see Hamas as 'terrorist.' They are people who defend the land, and it is a political group that entered the elections and won the elections." http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141735
Erdogan's remarks are more proof of the Islamist bent of his government. He said that there would be no peace without the inclusion of Hamas.
He also threatened that relations with Israel would not be the same if they refused to compensate Turkey for the deaths of the attackers on the terrorist flotilla which attempted to run the Israeli blockade of Hamas ruled Gaza and that Israel must "lift the siege".
Earlier in the week Erdogan told a Kuwaiti audience that "Bringing together the words of 'Islam' and of 'terrorism' is the biggest injustice that can be made to Islam."