Mahmoud Abbas


Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish lawmakers greet... News PhotoAnkara,Arrival,Asia,Diplomacy,Greeting,Horizontal,Legislator,Mahmoud Abbas,Palestinian,Politics,President,Prime Minister,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTurkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Turkish lawmakers greet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) upon his arrival before delivering a speech at the Turkish Parliament, on December 10, 2012 in Ankara. 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 right, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)