Turkey calls for national reconciliation and peace in Sudan over coup against Bashir

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A crisis in Sudan after a military coup against Omar al-Bashir should be overcome peacefully through “national conciliation,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on April 11, adding that Turkey supports the continuation of “deep-rooted” relations with the African country.

“It is my most important wish that Sudan will survive this process on the basis of national reconciliation and peace,” Erdoğan said at a joint press conference with Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

Erdoğan repeated his rejection against coups, but he refrained from voicing support for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.

Recalling that Turkey has deep-rooted historical relations with SudanErdoğan said the Turkish government wants the “continuation of these deep-rooted relations.”

“It is my wish that Sudan will succeed this issue within a fraternity network and enter the normal democratic process,” the president said.

Noting that he was aware of Sudan’s recent economic problems, Erdoğan expressed his will that the African country will overcome these economic issues as well.

It was not possible at the moment to clarify the whereabouts of Bashir, he said. “But I wish them to survive this period in peace.”

“Because these countries have suffered from such blows, and every blow is a very serious blood loss. I don’t really want our friendly brother Sudan to be subjected to this,” the president stated.

Kabore, for his part, said: “We cannot support coup attempts” and noted that coups would stand on trial in democratic systems.  Kabore said they “condemn” the military coup against Bashir.

Hurriyet Daily News

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