Turkish president Erdogan, Hamas leader Haniyeh meet in Istanbul

Recep Erdogan, President of Turkey, with Imsail Haniyeh of Hamas.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh have commenced discussions in Istanbul as tensions escalate in the Middle East, according to reports from Turkish media.

The meeting took place at the Dolmabahce Palace and began shortly after 2:30 pm local time, as reported by AFP.

Ismail Haniyeh arrived at the palace around 2:00pm, as confirmed by several pro-government media outlets including CNN Turk, NTV (television channel), DHA (news agency), Hurriyet (newspaper), and Milliyet (newspaper).

This meeting underscores Turkey’s engagement with regional dynamics and its role in addressing ongoing challenges in the Middle East.

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