Palestinian President visits Turkey amid disagreement on unity government

16:22, June 22, 2011      

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Ankara on Tuesday for a working visit to Turkey as disagreement erupted between Palestinian groups on unity government.

The leaders will discuss the postponement of Palestinian unity government over a row between rivals Hamas and Fatah, a Turkish official told Xinhua.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal postponed a meeting in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Tuesday as Fatah and Hamas could not agree on who will be the new prime minister of the unity government.

Hamas opposed reappointment of Western-backed Salam Fayyad from Fatah.

Abbas will meet President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Source: Xinhua
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