Abbas on a 3-Day Diplomatic Visit To Turkey

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a three-day diplomatic visit, According to the Palestinian media, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

Palestinian ambassador to Turkey Faed Mustafa was quoted as saying that Abbas would meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, and Grand National Assembly Speaker Ismail Kahraman.

According to Wafa, Abbas’ presence in Turkey coincides with a visit by Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Ibn Hamad Al Thani in the country.

Abbas was also scheduled to lay a wreath of flowers on the tomb of the founder the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Mustafa added that the president would discuss with his Turkish counterpart and other officials the developments in the Palestinian arena and explore avenues of promoting the relations between the PA and Turkey.

A report by Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Saturday that Abbas would fly to Qatar following his visit to Turkey.