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Turkey appoints ambassador to State of Palestine

March 5, 2013 9:59 P.M. (Updated: March 7, 2013 7:08 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Turkey's consul-general Sakir Özkan Torunlar was appointed ambassador to the State of Palestine on Tuesday.

Torunlar met with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah and pledged to work to enhance cooperation between Turkey and Palestine.

Al-Maliki praised Turkey's support for Palestine, particularly its support of Palestine's successful bid to join the United Nations as a non-member state, a ministry statement said.

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