World Bulletin / News Desk
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashal on Sunday praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as "a leader of the Muslim world."
"You are not only the leader of Turkey but also a leader for the Muslim world. The Justice and Development (AK) Party is model of success which Turkish nation should be proud of," Mashal told a congress of the AK Party in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Mashal said the Turkish government had achieved "a successful and smart synthesis and showed the world the bright face of Islam is open to contemporary values."
"We are watching the steps you have been taking in the world. The humanity will not forget things you have done for Palestinians, your stance in Myanmar, your contributions to Somalia and your support for the Syrian people," the Hamas leader said.
Mashal said Palestinians' struggle would not end before their territories were freed from Israeli occupation, and they return to their lands.
"We will continue to struggle to save our lands, to reclaim Jerusalem, to remove Israeli settlements and establish a Palestinian state based on the will of the Palestinian people," Mashal said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2012, 09:48