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Twitter users awoke today to find the hashtag #BoycottUAE trend on no. 1 today in Pakistan, as well as Turkey.

The reason why the hashtag has become a national phenomenon is because of Ankara and the Emirates’ historically strained relationship.

The trend started from Turkish influencer Ali Keskin who started a thread of tweets against the UAE calling for a boycott because the country didn’t support Kashmir when they needed it the most.

Here’s Ali Keskin’s Twitter Thread:


The Internet Splits into Two Over the Tweets

Some support Keskin’s call for boycott, while others have a different opinion.

Etihad’s First-Ever Trips to Israel

Credits: The Economic Times

Another reason why this trend has a lot of fuel to back the fire is that the UAE’s flag carrier has made its first-ever ‘known’ flight to Israel. Though the countries don’t have any formal ties with one another, the airline’s cargo jet was carrying medical supplies for Palestinians and had landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s permanent representative to the UN, Danny Danon, took it to his Twitter to share that he hopes to see passenger planes operating between the two countries shortly.

Pakistan, among other Muslim countries, does not recognize Israel as a state because of its illegal occupation of Palestine. On the other hand, Turkey does not enjoy good relations with Israel.

Whereas Pakistan and Turkey have a good relationship with one another as Pakistan has always supported its sister country and vice versa. One of the most current examples is the popularity and love in the hearts of Pakistanis for the Turkish drama series, Diliris: Ertrugul.

UAE’s Highest Civilian Award

UAE gives Modi top civilian award
Credits: GEO.tv

Previously, there was a massive uproar on social media as the United Arab Emirates announced it was awarding its highest civilian award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite their lockdown on Kashmir.

What do you think about the trend? Is Pakistan doing the right thing by jumping on the bandwagon?

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