Turkey’s Erdogan defends Hamas as a ‘political party’
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has chosen sides in the Middle East conflict. Sadly (although not unexpectedly), he chooses to support the wrong side:
Hamas is not a terror organization, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with U.S. television late Wednesday, saying he felt the recently penned Palestinian reconciliation agreement was an essential step toward Mideast peace.
This is ridiculous and embarrassing. Turkey is a member of NATO, who could in theory also join the European Union. You’d expect such a country’s leader to understand the difference between political and terror organizations. Sadly, not so. Erdogan apparently believes there’s nothing wrong with firing rockets at innocent civilians – as long as those civilians are Israelis, that is.