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.
A Syrian refugee has set himself on fire to protest his 15 year old sons abduction by the PKK.
Turkish dailies on Thursday report on the Turkish parliamentary speaker election, Greek debt crisis
Thousands take to streets all over Turkey to protest China's alleged ban on Muslims fasting during Ramadan
Foreign Ministry statement offers sympathy to victims' families
Turkish AK party candidate has been elected Turkish parliament speaker
Turkish police have detained 7 people suspected of being part of ISIL
The Turkish army has boosted security on the border with Syria
Turkish newspapers on Wednesday focus on ongoing voting for the country's parliamentary speaker
Volkan Bozkir is closely watching developments in Greece since it directly effects Turkey as well
A top aide of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the increased border security is a preventative measure.
Ismet Yilmaz, Deniz Baykal, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat are the four candidates contesting for the post
A temporary accommodation center has been established in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province that can host up to 35,000 people
Turkey's Foreign Ministry 'deeply concerned' over reports China banned Ramadan for Party members, including civil servants, students, teachers
Turkish dailies on Tuesday reported on the National Security Council regarding 'possible threats' on Syrian border