Turkish Leader Calls Reconciliation and Peace in Sudan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called for national reconciliation in Sudan and managing the transition process peacefully.

“I hope that Sudan gets through its current process in national reconciliation and peace, and I believe the country should work towards a normal democratic process,” Erdogan said at a joint press conference in Ankara with Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

He stressed that Turkey supports the continuation of the “deep-rooted” relations with Sudan.

Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Thursday that Turkey hopes the transition process in Sudan will be conducted peacefully.

Turkey will continue to stand by the Sudanese people to ensure the country’s stability, welfare and security, the ministry added.

Earlier on Thursday, Sudan’s Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced that President Omar al-Bashir had been removed from power and detained following months of massive protests in the capital Khartoum.

The Sudanese military has imposed a one-month curfew along with a three-month nationwide state of emergency. A military council would be formed to run the country during a transitional period of two years. Enditem

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