Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (L) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul during a welcoming ceremony at Cankaya Palace in Ankara on December 11, 2012. Abbas on December 10 vowed to respond if Israel moves ahead with plans to build 3,000 settler homes in east Jerusalem after the Palestinians won non-member observer status at the United Nations. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN
Queen Elizabeth II and Dr Abdullah Gul the President of the Republic of Turkey arrive in the Royal Carriage as they arrive at Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK.
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul during a ceremony and reception in Whitehall on November 9, 2010 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth presented the President with the Chatham House Prize, which is annually presented to the statesperson deemed by members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.
President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, rides a bicycle with a group of cyclists ahead of the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour at the Cankaya Presidential Palace on April 11, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey. The 50th Presidential Cycling Tour which will be held between April 27 and May 4 in Turkey.
The President of Turkey Abdullah Gul (C), watched by his wife Hayrunnnisa Gul (2nd L), lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Westminster Abbey on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul visits the mine after a coal mine explosion, on May 15, 2014 in Soma, Turkey. Loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead and excavators dug mass graves in this close-knit Turkish mining town, while protesters gathered in major cities as grief turned to anger following the country's deadliest industrial disaster. Rescuers were still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, almost 48 hours after fire knocked out power and shut down the ventilation shafts and elevators, trapping hundreds underground. At least 282 people have been confirmed dead, mostly from carbon monoxide poisoning, and hopes are fading of pulling out any more alive of the 100 or so still thought to be inside.
Queen Elizabeth II (2ndL) and her husband Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (R) pose for a formal picture with President of Turkey Abdullah Gul (L) and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul (2ndR) during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, on November 22, 2011 in London, England. President Abdullah is on a three day state visit to the UK and was formally welcomed by Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh today.
The President of Turkey Abdullah Gul inspects the Guard of Honour with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Horse Guards Parade on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK.