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Hamas praises Erdogan for reaffirming his support for Palestine

Wednesday 17-April-2024


The Hamas Movement on Wednesday appreciated the statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he reiterated Türkiye’s continued support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle for liberation and independence, as well as the necessity of working immediately to establish a ceasefire in Gaza.

Hamas expressed its deep appreciation and gratitude for Erdogan’s courageous support for the Movement and its resistance project in Palestine, as he likened the role of the Turkish National Forces during the War of Independence to the role of Hamas Movement in its current struggle, in defense of the Palestinian people, their land, and their sanctities.

Hamas said, “The valiant statements and honorable positions of President Erdogan represent the historical and authentic position of the brotherly Turkish people, a bold voice in standing with our people in the Gaza Strip and supporting the right of our people to liberation, return and independent state, with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to continue to defend the Palestinian struggle and be “the voice of its oppressed Palestinian people.”

Erdogan said, in a speech during a parliamentary meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), “I will continue to defend the Palestinian struggle and I will be the voice of the oppressed Palestinian people as long as Allah gives me life, even if I am left alone,” stressing that no one can question his positions towards Palestine.

“Our life has been spent with the Palestinian struggle; our life has found meaning with the Palestinian cause”, he said, noting that “Hamas is exactly what the Turkish national forces were in Türkiye during the War of Independence. Certainly, we are aware that saying this comes at a price,” he said.

“We may not be able to explain some of what we have done, but those who doubt our sensitivity towards Palestine will feel shame sooner or later and will see the extent of the injustice they committed (against us),” he added.

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