Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“This reconciliation agreement concludes the conflict among our Palestinian brothers,” Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said in a statement on Oct. 14.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu spoke over the phone with senior Palestinian officials late on Oct. 13.
On Oct. 12, 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.
Kalın urged international organizations, especially the U.N., to end the humanitarian crisis, revive the peace process and take steps toward the two-state solution.
“Israel should end its siege on Palestinian lands and avoid any movement that would harm the reconciliation process,” he said.