Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan walks down the stairs in between soldiers, wearing traditional army uniforms from the Ottoman Empire, as he arrives for a welcoming ceremony for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Ankara

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reviews the guards of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (L) during a press conference at the presidential palace in Ankara