The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported that the UAE may also turn to recognize of the Armenian massacres were exposed to during the Ottoman Empire era in 1915, in a decision that would increase tension in the cold war between Abu Dhabi and Ankara.
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The UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited in an official visit to Arminia in an official visit to Armenia in July 2017, and will visit the Armenian genocide in the capital, Yerevan. The official UAE news agency highlighted the news on that day and said that the UAE minister "placed a wreath at the commemorating monument of the Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman powers" and stood a minute of silence on "the souls of the martyrs of the Armenian genocide", in what appeared to be a provocation to Ankara against the backdrop of the Turkish official and popular position, which strongly rejects the term "genocide."
The same diplomatic sources pointed out to the Lebanese newspaper that Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, who is in charge of relations with Ankara, is very hostile to the rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and is constantly developing strategies to counter Turkish policies in the region. He considers that Turkey, not Iran, "is the first enemy of Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, and their first competitor to the leadership of the Sunni world».