Abbas Arrives in Ankara

ANKARA, January 12, 2015 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Monday arrived in Ankara, capital of Turkey, where he is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

President Abbas arrived in Ankara after spending one day in France, where he, along with other international leaders, participated in a massive Paris anti-terror march, to condemn the recent terror attacks that hit the region of France last week and show support to the victims’ families and the French people.

Abbas’ participation came to express solidarity with the French people, and to affirm that terrorism is not related to Islam.

He also met with his French counterpart François Hollande, where the former affirmed his country’s ongoing support to the Palestinian endeavors.

To be noted, the government of France voted in favor of the Palestinian bid at the United Nations Security Council, which failed to secure the minimum nine votes from the 15-member council required to pass the resolution.