Erdogan: Evil will arrive at Kaaba if Arab, Muslim countries remain silent
February 1, 2020
On Friday Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, slammed Arab and Muslim leaders for accepting or remaining silent on the issue of the US “deal of the century”, Turkish media reported.
Erdogan reiterated his country’s strong opposition to the deal announced at the White House by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, where ambassadors of three Arab countries were in attendance.
“We will never recognise or accept the deal as it aims to annex occupied Palestinian lands,” he confirmed at a meeting of provincial heads of the Justice and Development Party in Ankara.
As reported by Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah, Erdogan also announced that leaving the fate of Jerusalem and the Palestinians entirely in the “bloody claws” of Israel will be “the greatest evil in all humanity”.
Read more at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200201-erdogan-evil-to-arrive-kaaba-if-arab-muslim-countries-remain-silent/
Turkey’s Erdogan welcomes Hamas, again
Erdogan met with Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh according to Turkey’s pro-government Anadolu media.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Turkey’s President met with Hamas representatives on Saturday according to Turkish media. The meeting comes as Turkey’s ruling party, which has roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, is seeking to oppose the Trump administration’s ‘Deal of the Century’ and portray opposition to it as an Islamic cause. Under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the country has increasingly sought to confront Trump’s policies on Jerusalem and portray itself as leading the Arabic and Islamic world in opposition to Israeli policies.
Erdogan met with Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh according to Turkey’s pro-government Anadolu media. Turkey’s leader also called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to show support for the Palestinians and opposition to the Deal of the Century. Turkey also hosted a large Hamas delegation and Haniyeh in mid-December.
Read more at https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkey-Erdogan-welcomes-Hamas-again-616159