Hamas chief phones Turkish president

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Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has phoned Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and briefed him on developments concerning the Palestinian cause.

In the phone calls, the Hamas chief confirmed the movement’s determination to go for the elections in a bid to heal the Palestinian division on the basis of partnership and democracy.

“Hamas wants to unify the Palestinian people and participate in the legislative, presidential, and National Council elections,” noted Haniyeh, confirming that Hamas will form a national unity government with Fatah and other faction even if the movement wins the elections.

The Hamas chief also confirmed that Jerusalem will be an “integral part of the electoral process”, calling on the Turkish president to pressure the Israeli occupation in order not to intervene in the elections.

The Turkish president, in turn, thanked Haniyeh for such endeavours and stressed the need for national unity to strengthen their political positions.

Source : Hamas