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Hamas praises Erdogan election as Turkish president

Hamas on Monday hailed the election of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's new president, saying it could bring more support for the Palestinians. 

 

A spokesman for the group, Ehab al-Ghsain, said: "We hope that now with the presence of Mr. Erdogan as the president, chosen by the majority of the Turkish people, the support of Turkey and their defense of our people will increase."