Turkey Condemns UAE-Israel Deal as Betrayal


Turkey on Friday condemned a landmark deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in which the Jewish state pledged to suspend annexation of Palestinian lands as a hypocritical betrayal of the Palestinian cause.

"While betraying the Palestinian cause to serve its narrow interests, the UAE is trying to present this as a kind of act of self-sacrifice for Palestine," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

"History and the conscience of the people living in the region will not forget and never forgive this hypocritical behaviour." 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a pious Muslim and strong advocate of Palestinian rights who has long criticised Israeli policies in the West Bank.

He accused several Arab counties in January of committing "treason" by backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East peace plan.

The foreign ministry said it was "extremely worrying that the UAE, through its unilateral action, put an end to the Arab Peace Initiative developed by the Arab League and backed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation".

Comments 8
Thumb justice 14 August 2020, 10:55

Does turkey have full diplomatic and intelligence ties with Israel?

Missing bigjohn 14 August 2020, 15:37

When the military was mainly in power they did, the relations are not good now.

Missing arturo 14 August 2020, 21:22

Of course. Erdogan: Do as I say not as I do.

Missing bigjohn 14 August 2020, 15:34

the alliance is between the puppet despot of the UAE and Israel.

Thumb s.o.s 14 August 2020, 23:18

Bahrain will be next, they need to keep their Shia sheep busy, they’re looking to create jobs.

Missing phillipo 15 August 2020, 08:52

"History and the conscience of the people living in the region will not forget and never forgive this hypocritical behaviour."
Tell the Turkish leader that there are a people living in the region, and they are called Kurds. How about him showing them the same respect as he demands from Israel towards the Palestinians.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 16 August 2020, 02:47

What a hypocrite! I support Kurdish rights. You oppose Palestinian ones! Have shame!

Missing phillipo 17 August 2020, 12:37

You are the hypocrite. Israel has many times offered to sit down with the Palestinian leadership to try and arrange a peace between them inclusing the establishment of an independent Palestinian State (Something that the Arabs refused to accept as long ago as 29th November 1947 at the UN).
What has Turkey done towards the Kurds? Bombed them, murdered them, imprisoned their leaders and of course refused to even sit down to talk with them.