Turkey sees positive momentum in talks to repair ties with UAE

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrives to attend the G20 meeting of foreign and development ministers in Matera, Italy, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

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ANKARA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday there was a positive momentum in Turkey's discussions with the United Arab Emirates to end a years-long rift and that ties could come back on track if the momentum was maintained.

The regional rivals have held a series of contacts in recent weeks to ease tensions which fueled conflicts including Libya's war. While political differences remain, they are expected to focus on building economic ties and de-escalating their rift. read more

Cavusoglu told broadcaster NTV ties between the two countries could be normalised if there are reciprocal steps and conditions are right.

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Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Dominic Evans

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