United Arab Emirates is plotting against the Turkish government, Abdülkadir Selvi, Ankara
Bureau Chief of pro-government daily Yeni Şafak claimed Dec. 27.
“All of our efforts are to turn Turkey into Egypt,” Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates Abdullah Bin Zeyid said in a narrow-scoped meeting. “Dec. 17 attempted a coup and gave clues of an operation,” Selvi said in his column.
As Hürriyet Daily News
approached the allegation, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said they do not have any information regarding such a meeting.
The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) $12 billion investment in a coal-based energy project was suspended in September after Turkey reacted strongly against the ministry coup which ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi.
“I hope their decision is not based on political reasons. I want to believe the decision is not political, but developments in Egypt and Syria seem to be affecting their energy decisions,” Turkish Minister of Energy Taner Yıldız said at the time.