President Mahmoud Abbas and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today at the Presidential Complex in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
During the meeting, President Abbas briefed his Turkish counterpart on the ongoing Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people and their Islamic and Christian sanctities and properties.
He also spoke about the dangerous acceleration in settlement activity, the seizure of Palestinian lands, and the political process deadlock caused by Israeli intransigence.
President Abbas thanked Turkey for its firm stances in support of the Palestinian people in all international forums, in addition to the assistance and support Turkey provides to the Palestinian people.
For his part, the Turkish president affirmed his country’s stances in support of the Palestinian people and their right to freedom, independence and the establishment of their independent state.
During the meeting, both leaders also discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, and the continuation of joint consultation and coordination with regard to issues of common concern.
After the bilateral meeting, an expanded meeting was held that included the delegations from the two sides.