Mahmoud Abbas


Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas addresses the Turkish Parliament... News PhotoAnkara,Asia,Diplomacy,Horizontal,Mahmoud Abbas,Palestinian,Politics,President,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas addresses the Turkish Parliament in Ankara on 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. In background, at center, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)