Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador after the agreement between the Gulf state and Israel was signed to normalise ties relations.
The Turkish foreign ministry also said history would never forgive the UAE’s “hypocritical behaviour” in agreeing to such a deal, which can reshape the balance of power and politics in the Middle East.
“I told the foreign minister we may also take a step in the direction of suspending diplomatic ties with the Abu Dhabi leadership or pulling back our ambassador.”
Under the US-brokered deal, the first between Israel and a Gulf Arab nation, Israel agreed to suspend its planned annexation of areas of the occupied West Bank.
UAE is the third Arab country to establish full relations with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.