World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hosted a luncheon in honor of ambassadors of Arab countries in Ankara on Saturday.
The luncheon, which was closed to press, took place at Palestinian Embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara.
Abbas gave information about the consensus process between Hamas and Al Fatah during the luncheon.
He also took up the status of Palestine in the UN.
Palestinian officials earlier announced that they would apply for observer state status in UN General Assembly on September 27. Majority of votes is required for Palestine's having this status.
Abbas had applied for full membership in September 2011, but was rejected.
Turkeys MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the election results.
Delegation head says no obstacles faced during observation
Latest results in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Diyarbakir, Antalya in Turkey's presidential election as of 8.00 pm local time
Counting is underway in Turkey’s Sunday presidential and parliamentary polls.
Counting of votes is underway for Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections held on Sunday.
Journalists from 34 countries are covering presidential, parliamentary elections in Turkey
Polling in Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections ended at 5.00 p.m. (1400GMT)
Binali Yildirim says months of preparations by Turkish election body ensured calm and successful polling
Kemal Kilicdaroglu thanks people who cast votes in Turkey's presidential, parliamentary elections on Sunday
More than 56M Turks were eligible to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections; ballot counting starts
Accused attempted to cast votes using forged ballot papers, officials say
Suleyman Soylu receives latest updates by local authorities via video conference
Half a million security personnel are on election duty, says Interior Ministry
Foreigners did not have accreditation from Turkish government
Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails 'democratic revolution' in country