is reporting that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has recently promised Hamas a donation of $300 million.
Turkish sources reported that Turkish Prime Minister, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, sent a confidential letter to Ismail Haniyya, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, inviting him to visit Turkey, and informing him that he decided to grant the government $300 Million.
This development should come as no great surprise to any sentient being watching the actions of the Erdogan's AKP and Turky's very real bent toward Islamism. Tie this story to two data points to get a more consequential picture of where Obama has taken American foreign policy:
The United States and Turkey are on a honeymoon, with President Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan having formed what is probably the best relationship between a U.S. president and a Turkish prime minister in decades.... Obama and Erdogan seem to have really hit it off: Turkish media outlets reported that after Erdogan’s mother died last month, Obama was among the world leaders who called him and that the two “spoke for 45 minutes about their feelings.” This personal rapport is the foundation of the new U.S.-Turkish relationship. (Washington Post)
This September, Obama and Hillary Clinton selected Erdogan's Turkey to co-chair the new Global Counterterrorism Forum.
As Barry Rubin
pointed out, there's a slight problem with that-- specifically, Erdogan's support of actual terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Unfortunately, too, the Turkish regime now is a major supporter of such terrorist groups as Hamas and Hizballah. In addition, the Turkish government is closely aligned with the IHH, an Islamist terrorist group which the Turkish government backed in the Gaza Flotilla in order to create an international crisis.
At the very moment when the U.S. government is making the Turkish government its partner in fighting terrorism, that same government is turning Turkey into a dictatorship. Every day, military officers are being arrested on ridiculous charges. Freedom is steadily contracting.