PM Erdoğan to meet Palestinian president

PM Erdoğan to meet Palestinian president

PM Erdoğan to meet Palestinian president

Abbas will bestow an honorary doctorate degree on PM Erdoğan. AFP photo

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sept. 21 in Ankara, where Abbas will bestow an honorary doctoral degree from the Jerusalem University on Erdoğan, Anatolia news agency reported yesterday.

However, Prime Ministry officials approached by the Hürriyet Daily News were unavailable for comment when the newspaper went into print.

The doctorate will be bestowed upon Erdoğan at a ceremony held in Ankara, Anatolia news agency said, citing anonymous sources. An official meeting between Erdoğan and Abbas will take place later at a hotel where Abbas will stay during his visit.

Felicity Party’s meeting

Meanwhile, Felicity Party (Saadet) Chair Mustafa Kamalak met yesterday with Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the 1948 Islamic Movement in Palestine, and his accompanying delegation at the party’s headquarters. The situation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is extremely saddening, Kamalak said. “As long as we don’t form the Islam unity, these kinds of injustices and oppressions will continue.”

For his part, Salah, a leading figure among Palestinian Muslims, suggested that the Israeli leadership’s final goal was the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rebuilding of “Suleiman’s shrine.”