- March 11, 2010
Erdogan: No result for Abbas’s negotiations without Hamas
RIYADH – Turkish premier Recep Erdogan has affirmed that (former) PA chief Mahmoud Abbas’s negotiations with Israel would not succeed as long as Hamas was not included in the process
He added that he was in agreement with the international quartet’s envoy Tony Blair in this respect. Blair said that any meeting without participation of Hamas would not yield any result.
The Turkish premier also urged the world community to pressure Israel not to annex the Islamic holy shrines to Jewish heritage, describing the Israeli measure as “provocative”.
He also said that a permanent solution to the Palestine question should be reached in order to lay down basis for stability in the region.