Turkey's Erdogan meets Hamas leader Meshaal in Istanbul: sources

December 19, 2015 7:03 PM

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Turkey's Erdogan meets Hamas leader Meshaal in Istanbul: sources

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkish presidential sources said, a day after Israel and Turkey said they were close to patching up five-year political rift.

A source from Erdogan's office said Meshaal "briefed Erdogan on the latest developments in the region", without giving further details. Islamist Hamas controls the Gaza strip.

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