United Arab Emirates
Turkey has slammed a joint statement made by the foreign ministers of France, Egypt, Greek Cyprus, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates concerning its stance on Libya and the eastern Mediterranean Sea and accused them of seeking "regional chaos and instability."
The foreign ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates denounced the "ongoing Turkish illegal activities" in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and its territorial waters, during a teleconference on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as a number of regional crises that threaten peace and stability in this region.
More than 800 Turkish nationals were repatriated on May 8 from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of
an initiative by Ankara amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A specially arranged Turkish Airlines flight with 195 Turks from the UAE landed in the Black Sea province of Samsun.
Separately, 280 Turks were evacuated from Kuwait and landed in Sivas province.
Another two Romanians infected with the novel coronavirus died in the United Kingdom, and the number of deaths of Romanians citizens abroad, due to COVID-19, has reached 95, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on April 30 to abandon its hostile attitude towards Ankara.
In response to a question from a reporter, spokesperson Hami Aksoy said the Turkish government has always respected the political unity and territorial integrity of Arab countries and supports the U.N.-recognized administration of Libya in this regard.