Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalize ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday (August 14) Turkey was considering closing its embassy in Abu Dhabi and suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates over its deal to normalize ties with Israel.
Turkey has diplomatic and trade ties with Israel, but relations have been strained for years.
"The move against Palestine is not a step that can be swallowed.
Now, Palestine is either closing or withdrawing its embassy.
The same thing is valid for us now.
I gave the order to my foreign minister.
I told him we may also take a step in the direction of suspending diplomatic ties with the Abu Dhabi leadership or pulling back our ambassador because we stand with the Palestinian people." The deal has drawn strong reactions across the Middle East.
There were angry scenes in Jerusalem Friday, as Palestinians accused the UAE of collaborating with Israel and endangering Al-Aqsa mosque -- one of the holiest sights in Islam.
Palestinians have long sought East Jerusalem as capital of a future state and have looked to Arab nations to defend that stance.
If they normalize ties with Israel, Palestinians fear losing any chance of future sovereignty in the city and guaranteed access to Al Aqsa.
The navies of Turkey and Greece are both at sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are blaming each other for the worsening relations.View on euronews
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Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family andreceives weekly death threats – and all because of a tweet. When the BostonCeltics star criticised Turkey's president Recep Erdogan in 2013, his socialmedia post sparked a chain reaction that has left him stateless for threeyears and saw his father imprisoned. The 28-year-old stood up for free speechand paid a harrowing price, but has explained to the PA news agency in a wide-ranging interview how fighting injustice is more important than ever before.
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Palestinians in Gaza burned pictures of Israeli, U.S., Bahraini and United Arab Emirates leaders on Saturday in protest over the two Gulf countries' moves to normalize ties with Israel. Fred Katayama reports.
Photographer Ramesh Shukla has devoted his life to documenting key moments in the history of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates over the course of five decades, after arriving with little more than a camera in 1965. We look back at some of his greatest moments. View on euronews
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The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL)-2020 will begin from September 19 amid coronavirus pandemic this year. The matches will be scheduled in three venues of UAE-Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with no crowd. While speaking to media, bowler of Rajasthan Royals, Jaydev Unadkat said, "We have to remain inside the bubble as IPL will be different this year without audience. Life in a bubble is not easy." "We are following all the protocols inside the bubble. We are excited about the tournament," he added.
Cricketer Suresh Raina visited the house of his uncle who was murdered in Pathankot district last month. As per state government, the murder case has been solved with the arrest of three members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals. 11 other accused are yet to be arrested. The unfortunate incident involving Raina's family took place on the night of 19th August. Raina returned from UAE and pulled out of IPL, this year, to support his family.
Mumbai Indians reached Abu Dhabi on September 19 ahead of their opening match of Indian Premier League 2020. Staff waved MI flags to give them a warm welcome. Mumbai Indians to play Chennai Super Kings in tournament opener today.
Chennai Super Kings boarded buses for Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 19 ahead of their opening match of Indian Premier League 2020. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team will play Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2020.
Two members of the Babbar Khalsa International have been arrested in the national capital. The two were arrested after a brief gunfight in Northwest Delhi and have been identified as Bhupender alias Dilawar Singh and Kulwant Singh. Both men are believed to residents of Ludhiana in Punjab and were reportedly plotting the death of some politicians in Punjab. According to the Delhi police, the duo had come to the capital to purchase weapons for the same. 5 pistols and 40 cartridges were also recovered from the two men after the gunfight. A Delhi police official said that Dilawar is a key member of the BKI and was deported to India from Abu Dhabi in a terror related case. The special cell team had been intercepting telephonic conversations of an illegal arms supplier based in Uttar Pradesh and keeping a tab on their activities for the past few months. That is what led the Special Cell of the Delhi police to the two men from Ludhiana who had arrived in Delhi on Saturday night. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The President of United State, Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid..