Turkey replaces Iran as primary funding source for Hamas | World Tribune.
TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that Turkey became the lead financier of Hamas.
Israeli sources said Turkey replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas since 2012.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, right, with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. /AP
The sources said the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has overseen the transfer of up to $250 million a year to Hamas, particularly the Islamic regime in the Gaza Strip.
“The money is channeled mostly through private sources, but with full
coordination with Erdogan and his aides,” a source said.
The sources said Turkey has coordinated the cash transfers with another ally of Hamas. They said Erdogan was working with Qatar, which has been hosting the Hamas leadership since its expulsion from Syria in late 2011.
Turkey has been deemed the only…
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