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Abbas meets Turkish leaders on Mideast peace process

03-01-2012 10:54 BJT

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the Middle East peace process during his three-day-visit to Turkish capital of Ankara.

The visit follows a deepening rift between Abbas's secular Fatah party and rival Hamas.

The two Palestinian factions have been holding reconciliation talks aimed at forming a unity government, but last week Hamas set new terms for implementing a reconciliation deal, further diminishing the chances that an accord will be put into effect.

Turkey has been trying to mediate between the two Palestinian parties as they hope to form an all-encompassing umbrella organization.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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