Turkish foreign minister talks to Hamas chief

Mevlut Cavusoglu also speaks with Palestinian counterpart over phone following political reconciliation in Cairo

Turkish foreign minister talks to Hamas chief

World Bulletin / News Desk

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke over the phone with senior Palestinian officials late Friday following the recent political reconciliation effort in Cairo.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said Cavusoglu spoke with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh.

No details of the talks were released.

On Thursday, Hamas and Fatah signed a landmark reconciliation agreement in Egyptian capital Cairo aimed at ending 10 years of deep inter-Palestinian political division.

Under the deal, the Ramallah-based Palestinian unity government will assume political and administrative responsibility for the Gaza Strip no later than Dec. 1.

The West Bank and the Gaza Strip have remained politically and administratively divided since 2007, when Hamas wrested control of the strip from Fatah following several days of bloody street fighting.

Hamas’s capture of Gaza in 2007 ended an earlier -- if short-lived -- unity government established after Hamas swept 2006 Palestinian legislative polls.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ekim 2017, 11:59