Palestine’s Abbas arrives in Turkey for talks

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 27.08.2017 15:57
Updated 27.08.2017 17:45
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (R) at a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Ankara, Turkey, June 24, 2011.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (R) at a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Ankara, Turkey, June 24, 2011.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived for an official state visit in Turkey Sunday.

Abbas, who was invited by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is expected to hold a meeting with Turkish officials between Aug. 27-29, according to a statement from Turkey's presidential press center said.

Erdoğan and Abbas will discuss Turkish-Palestinian relations as well as the revival of the reconciliation and peace process, the statement said.

The sides are also expected to talk about Israeli policies regarding Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), known to Jews as Temple Mount, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. President Erdoğan on numerous occasions denounced various Israeli-imposed restrictions on holy Muslim sites, and expressed support for the Palestinian people during the tensions.

Abbas met with a U.S. delegation led by senior White House adviser, and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner Friday to discuss U.S. push for a new peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

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