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Turkey-UAE Relations Warm Further as Leaders Speak

  • UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed, Erdogan discussed bilateral relations
  • Meeting is the latest sign of outreach between the countries
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg
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The United Arab Emirates and Turkey appeared to ease longstanding regional tensions further with a rare call between the Persian Gulf state’s defacto ruler and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late on Monday. The lira gained.

It comes after a surprise meeting between the Turkish president and the UAE’s national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan earlier this month which discussed boosting investments. That seemed to cap years of hostile rhetoric between the two countries which have been locked in proxy conflicts from Libya to Syria for nearly a decade.