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Turkey accuses UAE of causing chaos and unrest using Dahlan

Former Palestinian senior Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan on 16 September 2015 [STR/AFP/Getty Images]
Former Palestinian senior Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan on 16 September 2015 [STR/AFP/Getty Images]

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu accused on Sunday the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of seeking to sabotage Turkey and create chaos within it.

“Abu Dhabi is seeking to create a state of confusion and disorder so as to sabotage Turkey,” announced the Turkish minister in an interview aired on Al Jazeera TV channel.

Soylu also pointed out that Mohammed Dahlan, a former leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement, and who is currently a security adviser to Abu Dhabi crown prince, Mohammed Bin Zayed, is: “A person who seeks to create disorder and we are dealing with him as a terrorist.”

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Turkey has previously accused the UAE of spending $3 billion in support of a failed coup that erupted in June 2016.

In November of last year, Turkey issued a red warrant against Dahlan for his role in the failed military coup attempt, and his relationship with the Gülen movement accused of terrorism, and allocated a financial reward for those who provide information to help with his arrest.

Turkish TV channel TRT quoted unnamed sources as stating that the Turkish authorities have allocated a financial reward of four million Turkish liras ($700,000) in exchange for Dahlan’s arrest, or contributing to his arrest.

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