Türkiye will move its embassy from Khartoum to Port Sudan following the shooting of the ambassador’s car, the Turkish foreign minister said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey would move its embassy in Khartoum to Port Sudan after the Turkish ambassador’s car was hit by bullets.
“With recommendations from the transitional government and the Sudanese military, we decided to temporarily move our embassy to Port Sudan for security reasons,” Cavusoglu told reporters in the southern city of Antalya. on Saturday.
Anadolu Agancy quoted a Turkish diplomatic source as saying that no casualties had been reported and the source of the gunfire that hit Ismail Cobanoglu’s car was still unclear. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The warring parties blamed each other for the attack on the ambassador’s car.
The battle between two opposing generals – army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan And Rapid Support Force (RSF) Commander Mohammed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo – broke out on April 15. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands more injured in the conflict.
A disagreement has arisen in recent months between the two sides regarding the integration of the RSF into the armed forces – a key condition of Sudan’s transitional agreement with political groups.
Sudan has been without a functioning government since late 2021 when the military dissolved Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency in a move seen by political forces as a “coup”. main”.
The transition period, which began in August 2019 after longtime President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, is expected to end with elections in early 2024.