Green and Left MP denounces Hamas for civilian deaths

Green and Left MP denounces Hamas for civilian deaths
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Gergerlioglu breaks with the Turkish political parties' stance on backing Gaza militants.

A Turkish opposition lawmaker has condemned Hamas for killing civilians during the militant group's ongoing offensive against Israel.

In a social media post on Saturday, the Green and Left Party MP Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu criticized Hamas for targeting civilian bus stops and residential areas.

"The killing of civilians is unacceptable and condemned no matter who and why it is done. I have always criticized Israel's atrocities, but what HAMAS did is also murder," wrote Gergerlioglu, a human rights advocate.

His stance contrasts with the Turkish political parties, which have firmly backed Hamas while denouncing Israel during the latest eruption of violence between the bitter enemies.