On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas with an official ceremony at the presidential compound in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The leaders will engage in private discussions, followed by a joint press conference.
According to the Turkish Presidency, Erdogan and Abbas will discuss Turkey-Palestine relations, the latest developments in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and other regional and international concerns. In addition, they will examine strategies to strengthen bilateral collaboration.
Abbas’s three-day visit coincides with Turkey and Israel’s efforts to improve relations, including last week’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations and reappoint ambassadors and consuls general after a four-year hiatus.
However, Ankara has consistently reiterated that its position on the Palestine problem would not change, as it continues to support the two-state solution to settle the decades-long conflict.