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Turkey voices support for Sudan against ICC

June 6 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Istanbul, Turkey, showing Hagia Sophia (Picture: Andrew Bergman)
Istanbul, Turkey, showing Hagia Sophia (Picture: Andrew Bergman)

The Turkish Ambassador to Sudan, Kamal Eddin Aidan, has reiterated his country’s support of Sudan “to remove the hypocrisy practiced by the West”.

Ambassador Aidan met with Sudanese Vice President Hassabou Mohamed Abdulla at his office in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Monday.

In press statements following the meeting via the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA), Aidan pointed out he and Abdulla “reviewed cooperation between the two countries as well as exchanged of views on ways and means of promoting bilateral ties further”.

The ambassador said he has reaffirmed his country's strong support to the Sudan and that this support continues from the President of Turkey, his government, and from the people of Turkey.

He said his country “will continue supporting Sudan in the international forums to end the injustice on Sudan and to end and denude the hypocrisy practiced by the West, particularly against Sudan, that has cooperated with them in fighting international terrorism, illegal migration and organised crime as well as other international dossiers related to this field.”

Ambassador Aidan stressed that his country “renews its full support for Sudan to remove the injustice and the international hypocrisy,” citing the International Criminal Court (ICC) as “one of the evidences of this hypocrisy”.

He said “some countries which are non-signatory of the ICC charter want to use it to inhibit the development in the relations between Sudan and Turkey and want to use it to frustrate development in Sudan”.

He concluded that the meeting also discussed the obstacles faced by Turkish investment in the Sudan.

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has been indicted for Crimes against Humanity by the ICC. This has severely restricted his ability to travel internationally, although many African countries scorn the ICC.

(Source: SUNA)

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