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The Grand Turk
Turkey Co-Hosts U.S.-Initiated Counter-Terror Forum, Then Chats With Terrorist Leader
2012-12-17
Hours after the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government co-chaired a meeting Friday of the Obama administration’s flagship international counter-terrorism initiative, he had a phone conversation with a top leader of Hamas, a group designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).

Among heads of government, the Islamist-leaning Erdogan is arguably Hamas’ most influential supporter – and one of Israel’s most vocal critics – and the phone call underlined again the contradictions inherent in the administration’s choice of Turkey as co-chair of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).

Turkey’s Anadolu state news agency reported that Erdogan spoke with Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal, who thanked the Turkish leader for his efforts during the recent Israeli military operation against Hamas and invited him to visit the Gaza Strip.
Posted by:tipper

#2  This is the U.S.-sponsored world terrorism forum that Israel was once again the only country not invited to.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-12-17 13:36  

#1  Obama administration's flagship international counter-terrorism initiative, he had a phone conversation with a top leader of Hamas,

I fail to see the contradiction.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-17 07:34  

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