An Israeli diplomat on Wednesday confirmed reports that Turkey is granting citizenship to a dozen members of the Hamas terrorist group.I'd say that's a confirmation of Turkey's anti-American standings coming to the fore. This is grounds for imposing more sanctions upon Turkey, now that they're not only taking steps hostile to Israel, but to the US as well. Under Erdogan, they really have taken a lurch to the dark side.
“Some are in the process, some already got (the documents), but we are talking about around a dozen,” Roey Gilad, chargé d’affaires at Israel’s embassy in Turkey, told the Reuters news agency.
Gilad said Israel has evidence of the phenomenon.
“We have already one document that we will present to the government in copy,” he said. “Judging by the last experience we had by presenting a well-based portfolio to the government… and getting no reply, I must say I don’t have high hopes that something will be done this time.”
Gilad asserted that the Hamas members receiving Turkish passports were financing and organizing terror operations.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan met on Saturday with a Hamas delegation that included politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh and the terror group’s No. 2, Saleh al-Arouri — a top military commander who has a $5 million US bounty on his head.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Turkey's giving citizenship to Hamas members
Recep Erdogan continues to demonstrate where his loyalties lie, as his autocracy grants citizenship to Hamas operatives: