Turkey Hearts Hamas
Turkey's prime minister says Hamas isn’t a terrorist organization.
12:20 PM, Jun 4, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
From Hurriyet Daily News in Ankara (emphasis added):
It is a sad day when the Turkish prime minister openly claims that Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and an organization that is at the forefront of using suicide bombers against civilian targets, is not a “terrorist organization.”
The flotilla that left Turkey was a pro-Hamas operation designed to destroy Israel’s blockade. It masqueraded as a humanitarian endeavor. It was an operation conceived by the Muslim Brotherhood to benefit their brothers in Gaza. And Erdoğan and much of the global press are just fine with that.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.