Turkish President Shakes Hands with Hamas Chief Amid Talk of Jerusalem-Ankara Detente

AP Photo/Osama Faisal
AP/Osama Faisal

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Hamas is closely following reports about rapprochement between Turkey and Israel and is waiting for an official word from Ankara on the issue.

On Saturday, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal met in Istanbul with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish news agency Anadolu news agency said that Mashaal briefed Erdogan on the latest political developments in the region during the 60-minute meeting.

This was the first meeting between the two since recent reports about an agreement between Turkey and Israel to restore their normal ties.

The agency did not say whether the two also discussed the rapprochement between Turkey and Israel.

Read the full story at the Jerusalem Post.