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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu responds to USA's criticism about the relations between Turkey and Hamas, saying “Everyone sees how Hamas' attitude in the past was and how different it is now. Turkey is the strongest contributer for this change. We had even convinced Hamas to recognise Israel as an independent state when there is resolution.”
Cavusoglu reminds the reactions when the leader of Hamas first came to Turkey, and how later everyone understood Turkey's true aim.
“Turkey wants peace in Middle East and connects everyone who wants to contribute. We try to convince each side. Everyone sees how Hamas' attitude in the past was and how different it is now. Turkey is the strongest contributer for this change. We had even convinced Hamas to recognise Israel as an independent state when there is resolution. Our connection with Hamas in fact is important for peace and dialogue. Even though everyone accept this, we don't understand why they don't want Hamas leader to come Turkey. No offense. Turkey's visitors, whoever they are or wherever they come from, they enter and exit with the international law and Turkish rights. Turkey is a democratik constitutional state. Thus whoever comes and how long they stay is definite by laws. Then there are, of course, also international rules of law. So we don't approve these statements. Who is coming to Turkey is determined by Turkey's law, not by the politicians of a third country. We should all be careful on this subject. There is protocol and everyone should respect it. We don't interfere who enters or exits other countries. If there is a terror intention they can't enter, yet otherwise whoever enters or exits is definite. And everyone should respect this.”
Cavusoglu emphasizes that Turkey is the leading figure to establish a national unity government in Palestine. Since this government will be an important signal for the independent state of Palestine, Israel don't accept it, he explains. “Is there any other objects to unity in Palestine? If so, they may criticise our works about Hamas and Al Fatah, yet everyone who wants unity in Palestine shouldn't object our relations with Hamas in this matter,” he adds.
As he points, even the ones who are against Hamas think that Hamas should be on the table, “So why do you have an objection on the dialogue between Turkey and Hamas,” he says. “If the relations were not to be broken at the time, Hamas would recognise Israel in a resulution of two states. Unfortunately the resulution process went wrong. What we try to show is our positive role.”Last Mod: 12 Ocak 2015, 15:21