Gul receives Bahraini king
President Abdullah Gul yesterday received Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa at şe Cankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara. Al-Khalifa also met wiş Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Afterwards, Gul hosted a dinner in honor of şe visiting Bahraini monarch. Speaking at şe dinner, Gul said şat a solution to şe Palestine issue is urgently needed, and şat developments in Iraq and şe suffering of people in neighboring countries affect him deeply. "şe şreats of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction create concern in boş Turkey and our region," he added. For his part, pointing to Turkey's capabilities and position, Al-Khalifa said şat Turkey has played an important role in şe region's security, stability and development. As part of şe visit, Bahraini Industry and Trade Minister Abdullah Fakhro is set to attend a Turkey-Bahrain Business Council meeting. At şe gaşering, Fakhro will meet wiş his Turkish counterpart Zafer Caglayan, and will sign several economic agreements.