Jordan’s King Abdullah moved to tears in Turkey

The king was accompanied by Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek on his Tuesday visit to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's mausoleum. (AFP)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II shed visible tears as he visited the mausoleum dedicated to the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


The king was accompanied by Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek on his Tuesday visit to the mausoleum dubbed Anıtkabir, according to  Hurriet daily news and the Anatolia news agency.


After the visit, the king attended a formal ceremony at the Çankaya presidential palace where he was formally welcomed by Turkish President Abdullah Gül.


Jordanian Queen Rania Abdullah also attended the event and was accompanied by Gül’s wife, Hayrünnisa Gül.


During his visit King Abdullah made calls for progress in Syria, “only an inclusive transition will stop sectarian conflict and avoid the fragmentation of Syria,” he said at a press conference with President Abdullah Gül.
 

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