The landmark trilateral deal paving the way for a normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was announced by US President Donald Trump. The accord commits Israel to forego its plans to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank.

Turkey is looking at suspending its diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, close the Turkish Embassy in the capital Abu Dhabi, and recall its ambassador over the deal that the UAE made with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

“We can recall our ambassador from Abu Dhabi if need arises, since we support the Palestinian Authority and will not give its rights away”, Erdogan told reporters.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had concluded a peace deal to fully normalize relations and establish diplomatic ties.

The conclusion of the accord came after Israel suspended earlier plans to extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, which led to the establishment of ties with the UAE.

The Gulf monarchy is the third Arab nation to have established ties with Israel, the other two being Egypt and Jordan. The US president voiced hope that more Arab and Muslim states will agree to normalize relations with Israel.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly opposed the Israeli-Emirati peace accord. The ministry said that the UAE had no right to strike the deal and its act of “betrayal” of the Palestinian cause will never be forgiven.

Turkey also pledged to back the Palestinian Authority, which previously condemned the agreement.

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The PA Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that it was recalling its top diplomat in Abu Dhabi in protest over the UAE’s decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Israel.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Stern Daler
2020-08-14 21:54

Ties with UAE were severed over the Libyan initiative of Turkey months ago. Turkey is merely playing the Palestinian card to get some fanatic support. After turning Hagia Sofia into a mosque, Ankara offered an initiative to liberate Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. Israel had moved its capital there. Turkey also wants to sign a maritime gas deal with the Palestinians. A Palestinian political expert commented “I also believe that the Israeli occupation will not allow the Palestinian Authority to negotiate the maritime demarcation.” But this is probably pure propaganda for yet another reason: In 2019 “Palestine took part in establishing a gas… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-18 00:32
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What is amusing is that… Turkey has diplomatic relationships with Israel!
Some Emiratis pointed that it would be nice if Turkish embassy closes : Israel wouldn’t have issues to find facilities to put their embassy in 😉

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-14 21:10

Won’t be a loss for the UAE : nobody wants “friends” like the Ottomaniac tyrant!