Mahmoud Abbas

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas accompanied by Turkey's Prime... News PhotoAnkara,Asia,Diplomacy,Greeting,Horizontal,Legislator,Mahmoud Abbas,Making,Palestinian,Politics,President,Prime Minister,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) accompanied by Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (centre top), greets Turkish lawmakers after making a speech at the Turkish Parliament ion December 10, 2012. The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a resolution to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state, a move Abbas said on December 5, 2012 was part of 'a last chance' for a negotiated two-state solution. Turkey welcomed the upgrading of the Palestinians' status as a 'significant step', with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu calling for an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)