Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım condemned the attack in Jerusalem which killed four Israelis. Speaking at Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara following his official visit to Iraq, Prime Minister Yıldırım offered his condolences for the victims in the Jerusalem and Baghdad attacks.
Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said separately, "We once again denounce a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Humanity demands the world's nations unite against terrorism."
This has upset the terrorist supporters.
A Turkish hashtag called "Palestinian resistance is not terrorism" cropped up, and Islamic Jihad's Palestine Today was proud that for a brief time the hashtag was trending.
Hamas denounced the Turkish leaders. Spokeperson Hazem Kassem told a newspaper on Monday, "The resistance practiced by the Palestinian people throughout the occupied territories is a legitimate right and is guaranteed by international laws." He said, of course, that "the real terrorism is what is practiced by the occupation against our people, and the massacres that practiced against the Palestinians."
But not to burn any bridges, he added that Hamas appreciates the Turkish positions of support for the Palestinian cause.