The united arab Emirates has urged Saturday the Turkey to stop "meddling" in the affairs of arab countries and to get rid of a logic " colonialist ", after having been accused by Ankara of actions "evil" in Libya, a country at war. Turkey has strongly denounced on Friday by the voice of its minister of Defence, Hulusi Akar, the actions of the Uae in Libya, where the two countries support opposing sides, and said that "accounts will be made" between Ankara and Abu Dhabi.
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In response, the minister of State of the Uae for foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, was asked Saturday on Turkey to " cease meddling in arab affairs ". Anwar Gargash, has said that Turkey should get rid of behaviors reminiscent of the era of " the Sublime Porte (the symbol of the ottoman Empire) and the language colonialist ". "The Sublime Porte and the illusions of colonialism have no place in the archives of the history [...] and the relations between States does not manage by threats," he added in a tweet.
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The RNG is supported militarily by Turkey and Khalifa Haftar is supported by Egypt neighbor, the united arab Emirates, saudi Arabia and Russia. The tensions are reinforced in recent weeks, Egypt threatening to intervene militarily if the RNG advances toward the strategic town of Sirte, the next objective of the forces of Tripoli.
The conflict in Libya has exacerbated tensions between Ankara and Abu Dhabi, whose relations have deteriorated in recent years on the background of regional rivalry and because of the support brought by the Turks in Qatar in the ongoing dispute between the country to its neighbours in the Gulf. In 2018, Turkey was given the name of a dignitary of the ottoman criticized by Abu Dhabi to the street where was situated the embassy of the Uae to Ankara.