UAE sets 7 conditions for reconciliation with Erdogan after rapprochement with Saudi Arabia | A nation is tweeting out of tune


The UAE has placed, in the words of the Emirati academic Dr. Abdul Khaleq Abdullah, advisor to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, 7 conditions for reconciliation with Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Abdul Khaleq Abdullah wrote through his account at Twitter A tweet in which he listed the conditions for the Emirati reconciliation with Erdogan.

The Emirati conditions – as mentioned by Abdul Khaleq Abdullah – came as follows:

1. End the occupation of Syria and Iraq.
2. Withdraw his mercenaries from Libya.
3. Stop embracing the Muslim Brotherhood.
4. Refrain from incitement against the stability of Egypt.
5. Apology for targeting the Saudi leadership.
6. Withdraw his forces immediately from the Arabian Gulf.
7. Reconsidering his Ottoman expansion plans.

This coincided with the statements of the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in which he confirmed that his country is ready to improve relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Ihsanoglu pointed out that Riyadh had made the case of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “bilateral matter.”

He stressed that his country had not accused the Saudi leadership of being behind this crime before.

Ihsanoglu said in statements to Anadolu Agency and Turkish TV: “For us, there is no reason not to improve relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

He added, “If Saudi Arabia takes positive steps, we will meet it with the same, and the same applies to the Emirates,” as he put it.

Relationship with the Emirates

Regarding the relationship with the UAE, the Turkish foreign minister stressed that his country sees “more positive messages from Abu Dhabi, and the negative campaigns against Turkey are receding,” he said.

Ihsanoglu stressed that his country did not have a problem with the UAE, but that Abu Dhabi had a “negative attitude” towards Ankara, but its policy recently “appears to be more moderate,” he said.

“The UAE wants to improve relations with Turkey.”

The agency “Bloomberg” had stated in a report that the UAE wants to improve relations with Turkey on the condition that Turkey gives up support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

But the agency noted that the UAE’s moves toward Turkey “are temporary, given the background of long-standing tensions and the struggle for influence.”

In another report, Bloomberg emphasized that the UAE is working to reduce its role in foreign conflicts and accelerate the abandonment of the policies it followed after the Arab Spring in 2011, for reasons including the presence of a new administration in the United States.

“Bloomberg” cited the UAE’s reduction of military and logistical support for Khalifa Haftar in Libya, and the dismantling of parts of its military base in a port in Eritrea.

In addition to the evacuation of forces and equipment that were used by coalition forces in Yemen.

The agency linked this move with the arrival of President Joe Biden to the White House and what that means in terms of resetting relations with the Gulf allies.

Biden had indicated that he would be less tolerant of US allies engaging in conflicts that undermine Washington’s goals.

Convergence at the expense of the Emirates?

Yemeni sources close to Turkey spoke at the end of last year about a rapprochement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

Yemeni websites quoted the former Minister of Transport in Hadi’s government, Saleh al-Jabwani, who is known for his proximity to Turkey, that there is an “imminent alliance between Saudi Arabia and Turkey in Yemen.”

He pointed out that the new alliance “aims to end the ambitions of the children of Zayed (the Emirates)” in the region.

For his part, the “Mujtahid” account also pointed out that Turkey’s acceptance of the Saudi request to help it in Yemen came “on conditions that anger the Emirates”, without revealing those conditions.

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