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Turkey steps up ties with Palestinian Authority

Turkey and the Palestinian Authority have signed new agreements, indicating Ankara intends to broaden official dealings with the PA, but limit its financial assistance to the Gaza Strip to relief agencies.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Turkey are boosting their ties in economic, investment and educational sectors, despite Turkey’s close relations with the rival Hamas movement. This raises a question about how Ankara will balance dealing with both parties.

The Palestinian government approved Sept. 12 an agreement designed to encourage Turkish investments in the Palestinian territories — both the West Bank, run by the PA, and the Hamas-administered Gaza Strip. The measure also aims to conserve Palestinian investments in Turkey, safeguard bilateral investments in the economic and trade sectors, advance economic relations and ensure a positive investment climate in both countries. 

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