Turkey humbles to US pressure, ousts top Hamas operative

Israeli media report says Turkey agreed to expel senior Hamas official to join US-led anti-ISIL coalition

Turkey humbles to US pressure, ousts top Hamas operative

World Bulletin / News Desk

According to an Israeli Channel 10's report, Turkish government has complied American pressure and asked a senior Hamas official, who is accuses by Israel of organizing terrorist attacks in the West Bank, to leave the country. 

Salah Aruri, a top Hamas operative who was released from an Israeli prison a few years ago, is in charge of rebuilding the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank a year after Israeli security forces dismantled it prior to the Gaza war.

Channel 10 claims that oustering Aruri was one of the conditions imposed by the U.S. so Turkey could join the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition. 

In recent months, Israeli officials approached Turkey and, despite the bitter relations between the two countries, asked Ankara to crack down on Hamas operatives there.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ağustos 2015, 10:25