Israel: Erdogan expresses support to Mahmoud Abbas

After condemning new annexation plans in West Bank

21 May, 13:40

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R)

    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed the situation in the Middle East with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen). The Turkish presidency said that during the conversation Erdogan stressed that ''Turkey will continue to support Palestine in all fields''. Along with bilateral relations, talks also focused on regional developments, the presidency said.

    Yesterday Ankara harshly condemned annexation plans of parts of the West Bank announced by the new Israeli government, calling them ''new steps in Israel's occupation policy''.

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