- Jan 13, 2009
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This would explain a lot... :roll:
Link to Article - Herald SunHamas are resistance fighters who are struggling to defend their land. They have won an election," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday in a speech broadcast live on television.
"I have told this to US officials... I do not accept Hamas as a terrorist organisation. I think the same today. They are defending their land."
The United States and the European Union blacklist Hamas as a terrorist group despite its victory in Palestinian elections in 2006.
He lashed out at Western powers for denying Hamas a chance to shift to a democratic platform.
"Why didn't you give them an opportunity? Let them wage a democratic struggle," he said, his speech often interrupted by a cheering crowd of party supporters...