Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday rebuffed allegations saying its territory was used for act against Israel or any other country. 

The statement came after Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the UN, accused Turkey of permitting senior Hamas figures to “order attacks against Israel from Istanbul.”

“The majority of the international community considers Hamas not as a terrorist organization but as a political reality which has won the elections in Gaza in 2006,” the ministry said on Twitter.

It went on saying that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) had rejected calling Palestine’s Hamas as a terrorist organization in

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