Hamas and Erdogan's party share common origins – military analyst
Davyd Sharp, a military analyst, has pointed out that Turkish President Erdogan has consistently expressed hostility towards Israel and often leverages the Arab-Israeli conflict to further his political agenda
He shared these views during an interview on Espreso TV.
"Each Arab country currently follows its unique policy, and we must consider each separately. Iran and Syria have clear positions, and this includes Hezbollah, an Iranian ally based in Lebanon. The Yemen’s Houthis have now initiated hostilities against Israel, making them adversaries as well," explained Sharp.
The expert highlighted Erdogan's historical hostility toward Israel.
"President Erdogan has consistently held anti-Israel sentiments due to his Islamist ideology. His party has its origins in the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt in 1928. Consequently, there are historical ties between Hamas and Erdogan's party, both originating from the same roots of the Muslim Brotherhood. While Turkey's stance is relatively moderate, Erdogan has maintained a consistently unfriendly stance towards Israel. He seizes any opportunity arising from Arab-Israeli conflicts for his populist agenda," he added.
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen called for a review of diplomatic ties with Turkey, citing strong criticism from Turkish leaders about Israel's ground offensive in Gaza.
This information comes from The Times of Israel.
Cohen also instructed Israeli diplomats in Turkey to return to Israel.
Last week, Israel recalled its diplomats from Turkey and urged Israeli citizens to leave the country due to security concerns.
- On October 25, Turkey's President Recep Erdogan said that he doesn't see Hamas as a terrorist group.
- On October 27, Erdogan asked Turkish people to join a rally in support of Palestine the following day.
- On October 28, President Erdogan criticized the Israeli ground attack in Gaza and reiterated that he doesn't consider Hamas a terrorist group. In response, Israel told its diplomats to leave Turkey.