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“A democratic, stable and developed Turkey,” he said, “is a source of power for all Muslims. [A] strong Turkey means a strong Jerusalem, a strong Palestine.”

Unfortunately, Turkey is neither democratic, nor stable — nor developed. The world’s most credible pro-democracy institutions, most notably Freedom House, list Turkey in their democracy indices as either a “not free” or a “country with major democratic deficit.”

http://www.meforum.org/4956/why-hamas-leader-khaled-mashaal-feels-so-at-home – 1/1/2015