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Countries fire allegations of interference against Dahlan

Fatah’s dismissed leader, Mohammed Dahlan, is facing accusations from Turkey and other countries that he's been meddling in their affairs on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.
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Former Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan has long been the subject of myriad accusations, but the charges seem especially widespread this year. Several countries have been accusing Dahlan, a Palestinian who lives in exile in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), of interfering in their internal affairs.

At a Feb. 17 press conference in Khartoum, Sudan, deputy secretary-general of the Sudanese People's Congress Party Bashir Adam Rahma accused Dahlan of coordinating with Israel to achieve the secession of Darfur and seize the Red Sea, supposedly in support of UAE interests. After Sudan's then-President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the Sudanese military in April 2019, Dahlan had visited Sudan, supposedly contacting Sudanese forces to persuade them to bring about a rapprochement with the UAE and promising them financial support. 

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