Palestinian Authority President Abbas in Turkey for talks

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived Wednesday in Turkey for a two-day visit, set to center on Middle East peace efforts as tensions mount over Israel's approval of four new apartment buildings in east Jerusalem. The Turkish President's office said Abbas is to meet President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss US efforts to restart peace talks. The latest Jerusalem construction project is being developed in the heart of a predominantly Arab area of the city. It is potentially even more contentious than others because it is not in any of the established Jewish neighborhoods.