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Turkey tries to settle scores with Palestinian leader backed by the UAE

Interpol recently rejected Turkey’s request to arrest dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, who is currently in the United Arab Emirates, but analysts believe this will not stop Ankara from pursuing Dahlan through other means.
Exiled former senior Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan attends a Palestinian legislative Council meeting in Gaza City through video conference from the United Arab Emirates on July 27, 2017 following developments at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Palestinians were set to return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest. Dahlan, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's exiled r

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The General Secretariat of Interpol informed its National Central Bureau (NCB) in a letter published Aug. 22 of its decision to reject the Turkish request to issue an international arrest warrant (red notice) against dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan who is currently residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The General Secretariat said Turkey’s request does not comply with Article 3 of the Interpol Constitution, which states, “It is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.” 

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