Erdogan and Hamas leader discuss normalizing ties
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the leader of radical Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, for unscheduled talks following reports Ankara was close to agreeing a deal on normalizing ties with Israel.
Turkish press reports have said Israel and Turkey could hold final talks on normalizing ties on Sunday but this had yet to be confirmed.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday there was a 'large possibility' the negotiations would take place by the end of this month, the Express Tribune reports,
Anadolu said Erdogan and Meshaal discussed how to ease the humanitarian problems of the Palestinians and how to bridge the differences between Hamas and the other main Palestinian group Fatah.