Eritrea also says that Qatar and Sudan are involved in supporting the move in different forms.
The Ministry of Information of Eritrea has issued a press statement on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
The statement accuses Turkey of “acts of subversion” against Eritrea. The statement also accuses two other countries of supporting the acts of Turkey.
Qatar is supporting the move in terms of funding and operational service, according to Eritrea. Its neighbor in the southwest, Sudan, has offered its territory to be used by those countries for what Eritrea called “nefarious aims.”
The statement added that move has been enhancing in the past year which Eritrea linked it to an objective to “obstructing the peace process and positive developments in the ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia in particular and the whole Horn of Africa region in general.”
According to Eritrea, Turkey has gone as far as the opening “an Office for the Chairman of the obscure ‘Eritrean Muslim League’ under the mantle of ‘Eritrean Ulama’s League/Eritrean Rabita-i Ulama.’ “
As well, Eritrea condemned what it called an inflammatory statement against Ethiopia and Eritrea during a “meeting of this subversive outfit few days ago in Khartoum”
Full statement from Eritrean Ministry of Information reads as follows:
- The sporadic acts of subversion conducted by the Turkish Government, (under the auspices of the ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP), against Eritrea are well known to merit elaboration here. These futile acts are perpetrated through the funding and operational services of Qatar, as well as the collusion of the Sudanese regime which has allowed its territory to be used for the nefarious aims.
These subversive acts have been ratcheted up especially in the past year with the singular aim of obstructing the peace process and positive developments in the ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia in particular and the whole Horn of Africa region in general. In this vein, the Turkish Government has opened, at the beginning of this year, an Office for the Chairman of the obscure “Eritrean Muslim League” under the mantle of “Eritrean Ulama’s League/Eritrean Rabita-i Ulama”.
The inflammatory public pronouncements made against Eritrea and Ethiopia in a meeting of this subversive outfit few days ago in Khartoum were beyond any bounds. But they will remain no more than mere tantrum and posturing!
Ministry of Information
3 April 2019
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