Turkish writer Umut Uras asked about the harsh criticism between Turkey and the UAE over Libya currently, and monitored many of the differences that took place between the two sides, saying that the relations between Riyadh and Ankara are deeper than those between Ankara and Abu Dhabi, even after the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018.
Euras said that Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, which find themselves on opposite sides in many Middle Eastern issues, diplomatic tensions between them surfaced again after the two parties engaged in a war of words over the Libyan crisis.
A war of words
and the writer pointed At the war of words and tensions diplomacy between Albuldan- called to the statement issued by the UAE last Thursday , expressing the concern about what it called " the Turkish intervention in Libya through the deployment of fighters and arms smuggling", and built an army , retired Major General Khalifa Haftar.
He also pointed to the Turkish response, which accused the UAE of adopting a "two-sided and destructive" policy in the region, and called on Abu Dhabi to stop its "aggressive tendency towards Ankara," and Turkey said that the UAE supports the revolutionaries in Libya by providing them with weapons and mercenaries.
Euras reported that Turkey and the UAE supported conflicting powers on many ongoing issues in the Middle East, including the Libyan civil war, the coup in Egypt, the civil war in Syria, and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey also accuses the UAE of killing civilians in Yemen and causing a major humanitarian crisis, of interfering in Palestinian affairs, and financial support for the failed coup attempt in Turkey 2016.
Conflict with backgrounds
The writer said that Turkish support for the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings angered Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who considered these uprisings a threat to their stability.
With the passage of time and the accumulation of issues, Euras says that Turkey and the UAE have engaged in a regional power struggle, and they see the conflict between them as a zero-sum conflict, as there is no way for both sides to win, but if one wins, the other loses.
The writer touched on the siege of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, saying that Turkey supported Qatar strongly and clearly during the siege, and threw all its weight without any delay.
Oras says that there is a difference between Turkey's approach to the UAE compared to its approach to Saudi Arabia, explaining that there are deeper economic, cultural and political relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia compared to the UAE, and even after the Khashoggi killing, Riyadh and Ankara did not cut ties, adding that this can also be seen in the Saudi approach Towards Turkey, which is more cautious than the Emirates.