Erdogan February visit to UAE semi-confirmed
The Turkish presidency says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the UAE is nearly confirmed, noting that the date of his visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia is yet to be set.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia is not confirmed yet, the Turkish presidency said Tuesday.
"The date of Erdogan's visit to the UAE and Arabia is not confirmed yet, and all we have is Erdogan's statements about intending to visit both countries," Ankara told Sputnik.
The presidency stressed that Erdogan's visit to Saudi Arabia was not confirmed yet.
Answering a question on whether Erdogan's visit to the UAE would be on February 14 or 15, Ankara said the visit to the UAE was semi confirmed, "And we have no indication that the visit is on February 14 or 15."
On December 16, following meetings with top officials in the UAE, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said work was underway for a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the UAE on February 14-15.
The Anadolu Agency reported in late November that Erdogan said he would pay a return visit to the UAE in February, accompanied by a large delegation.
Erdogan's announcement came less than a week after a visit by Abu Dhabi Crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who visited Ankara on November 24 and had talks with the Turkish president with the aim of developing Emirati-Turkish relations.
Erdogan had said the agreements signed during bin Zayed's visit were cordial steps that would mark a new beginning in relations between Turkey and the UAE.
Erdogan: to repair ties with estranged enemies Egypt and "Israel"
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on November 29, 2021, that Turkey would take steps to repair ties with estranged enemies Egypt and "Israel," similar to what it did with the United Arab Emirates in recent weeks, which resulted in investments, according to media outlets cited by Reuters.
The statements came to reporters on the plane during his return from Turkmenistan after he participated in the 15th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).