No date scheduled for Turkish PM's Gaza visit

No date scheduled for Turkish PM's Gaza visit

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
No date scheduled for Turkish PMs Gaza visit

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets Khalid Mashaal (C), Hamas' chief in exile, and Gaza's prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, in Ankara on June 18, 2013. AFP photo

No date has yet been scheduled for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Gaza, a prime ministry official told the Hürriyet Daily News today.

An official was responding to a question about earlier reports that claimed the prime minister would visit the Hamas-controlled enclave on July 5, denying that such a date was set in stone. However, the official reiterated that Erdoğan would visit Gaza at some point.

A senior Hamas official had stated that Erdoğan would visit the Gaza Strip next week. “The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan is to take place on July 5,” Abdelsalam Siyyam, secretary general of the Hamas government, said in an interview with a Palestinian.