Turkey Welcomes Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation

Ankara, MINA – Turkey’s Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Saturday welcomed the reconciliation agreement which has signed between two Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah.

“This reconciliation agreement concludes the conflict among our Palestinian brothers,” Kalin said in a statement. Anadolu reported.

He added that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had always supported the talks, and had held meetings with the Hamas and Fatah leaders. The last meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas was held this August in Turkish capital Ankara.

Kalin also urged international organizations, especially the UN, to end this humanitarian crisis, revive the peace process and take steps towards the two-state solution.

“Israel should end its siege on Palestinian lands and avoid any movement that would harm the reconciliation process,” he said.

On Thursday, Hamas and Fatah signed a landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo aimed at ending ten years of crippling inter-Palestinian political division.

Under the terms of the deal, the Ramallah-based Palestinian unity government will assume political and administrative responsibility for the Gaza Strip no later than Dec. 1. (R/P2/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)