Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah deal

Turkey has welcomed the unification deal between the two Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, and vowed to contribute to the push to establish a free, independent and sovereign Palestinian state Hurriyet Daily News reported

"We welcome the agreement between the Fatah and Hamas delegations on April 23 for the establishment of a unity government and to go to elections," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement on April 24.

Expressing Ankara's hope that the agreement will pave the way to bring about a government embracing all Palestinians through elections slated to be held late this year, and for a "just and comprehensive peace" in the region, the statement underlined that the "unity of the Palestinians" was crucial for regional peace.

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