JEDDAH: Eritrea has accused Turkey of attempting to derail the peace process with Ethiopia.
The country also blamed Qatar and Sudan for helping Turkey perpetrate these “acts of subversion.”
Eritrea and Ethiopia last year signed a peace agreement supported by Saudi Arabia and the UAE after decades of hostility.
But Eritrea accused Turkey of attempting to undermine these “positive developments” and relations with other African nations.
“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,” the Ministry of Information said.
While it did not provide exact details of these acts, the statement released late on Wednesday, said the Turkish government opened earlier this year, an office for the the Eritrean Muslim League, “under the mantel of the Eritrean Ulama’s League/Eritrean Rabita-i Ulama.” The group is reportedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The ministry said the group made “inflammatory public pronouncements made against Eritrea and Ethiopia” at a recent meeting in Khartoum.