Erdogan: It is soon to call ASAD to step down... Hamas is not a terrorist orgabization
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended famous U.S. broadcast journalist Charlie Rose's TV program on PBS and delivered important statements on foreign policy. Regarding Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, Erdogan said, "He might have been late in implementing reforms, however, it is too soon to call him to step down". Erdogan also dismissed labeling Hamas as terrorist organization. “Let me give you a very clear message, I don’t see Hamas as a terror organization. Hamas is a political party -- it emerged as a political party that appeared as a political party. And plus it is an organization; it is a resistance movement trying to protect its country under occupation. So we should not mix terrorist organizations with such an organization, and they entered into the elections. They won the elections, they had ministers, and they had parliament speakers who were imprisoned by Israel, about 35 ministers and members of parliament in Israel prisons. Where is terrorism? They entered into the elections and after the elections this is how they were reacted, I mean, calling them terrorists, this would be disrespect to the will of the Palestinian people” he explained.