Abbas Starts Official Visit to Turkey

Ramallah, 23 Muharram 1438/24 October 22016 (MINA) – President Mahmoud Abbas started on Sunday three-day official visit to Turkey, Palestine’s ambassador to Istanbul Fa’ed Mustafa has said.

According to WAFA, Abbas is due to meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyib Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildrim, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Ismail Kahraman.

Abbas will discuss with the Turkish leadership the situation in the Palestinian territories and the internal reconciliation with Islamic Hamas movement, which has been ruling the Gaza Strip since 2007.

The sources also said that on next Wednesday, Abbas will fly to Qatar to meet with Qatari leaders.

It didn’t rule out that Abbas may hold talks with Hamas leaders in Doha.

Hamas and Abbas Fatah Party leaders held rounds of dialogue to end their division and implementing reconciliation understandings. However, the two rivals had so far failed to end their division. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)