Hamas chief Haniyeh to meet today with Turkey’s Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Hamas terrorist movement chief Ismail Haniyeh, prior to their meeting in Istanbul, February 1, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool/ File)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Hamas terrorist movement chief Ismail Haniyeh, prior to their meeting in Istanbul, February 1, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool/ File)

ISTANBUL — Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh will meet Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today with Middle East tensions at a high after Israel’s reported attack on Iran and the terror group bracing for a new Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Erdogan has sought but failed to establish a foothold as a mediator in the Palestinian conflict. And he has remained discreet about his meetings with the Hamas head.

“We will keep the agenda between us and Mr Haniyeh,” Erdogan said when questioned by journalists on Friday.

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