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Middle East A: Saudi plan to overthrow Erdogan

2019-08-05T21:06:45.675Z



The Middle East said it had seen documents from an Emirati agency that Saudi Arabia had prepared and embarked on a strategic plan aimed at undermining Turkish influence in the region and overthrowing the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A confidential report by the Emirates Policy Center, which is closely related to the intelligence service in Abu Dhabi, said Riyadh had begun implementing the plan following the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The report said that President Erdogan "went too far in his campaign against the kingdom, especially against the person of the crown prince," in the case of Khashoggi's death.

According to the report, with "Erdogan failed in his attempt to internationalize the case of Khashoggi, it is time to respond."

The report pointed out that the goal of the plan to use all possible means to put pressure on Erdogan's government and weaken, and preoccupied with internal crises in order to make him to make mistakes, in the hope that the opposition succeed in overthrowing him.

The first evidence of the Saudi plan emerged when Riyadh authorities banned 80 Turkish trucks carrying textiles and chemicals from entering the kingdom via the Saudi port of Daba, the Middle East A website said.

The source added, quoting a Turkish source, that the Saudi authorities prevented 300 containers carrying vegetables and fruits from entering the Turkish port of Jeddah, noting that the number of Saudi tourists in Turkey fell by about 15% during the first half of this year.

Source: aljazeera

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