In his capacity as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Turkey, Fabian was honoured to be able to welcome President Gül to the Palace of Westminster as part of his state visit to the United Kingdom. The three day visit lasts from the 22nd to the 24th November 2011.
The photograph was taken in the Robing Room of the House of Lords. This is the venue where normally the Queen is received to dress before the state opening of Parliament. The photograh shows (from left to right) Lord Rogan, Lord Risby, Fabian, Lord Clement Jones, President Abdullah Gül, Lord MacGuiness and Baronese Meeral Hussein-Ece (the only member of either House who speaks Turkish as her maternal language).