Turkey says UAE has betrayed Palestinian cause


Ankara: Turkey has condemned the establishment of relations between the UAE and Israel.

Ankara has called the UAE’s  diplomatic agreement with Israel a betrayal with the Palestinian cause.

According to Turkish media, the Foreign Ministry spokesman responded by saying that the UAE had betrayed the Palestinian cause for limited interests.

The spokesman said that the conscience of the people will not forget the hypocritical attitude of the UAE.

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that the reconciliation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates would be a dark chapter in the history of the Palestinian people and their rights.

Earlier, the United Arab Emirates had established formal ties with Israel.

The two countries have signed a deal leading to complete normalisation of diplomatic ties.

The deal has been brokered by US President Donald Trump.

After Jordon and Egypt, the UAE is the third middle eastern country to establish formal ties with Israel.

Speaking to media in Tel Aviv, Israeli PM Netanyaho said that he had agreed to ‘delay’ the annexation under the deal signed with the UAE. However, he said that the ‘plan’ is remained ‘on the table’.