By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Hamas has issued a statement in which it condemned the failed coup attempt carried out by Turkish military forces.
The statement expressed, on behalf of Hamas and the Palestinian people, “the unfair attempt to crack down on the democratic choice of the Turkish people.”
It congratulated the “Turkish people and their elected leadership, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, political parties, security forces, and its principled army, for their dear victory in maintaining democracy, freedom and independence.”
The statement added, “We recall the wise positions of Turkey and its leadership in supporting the Palestinian people and their just cause and efforts to lift the siege on Gaza.”
Some 90 Turkish were killed in the coup attempt.