Turkey hopes Sudan to manage transition 'peacefully'
Turkey's Foreign Ministry hopes the transition process in Sudan will be conducted peacefully after the removal of Omar al-Bashir from the presidency.
"We hope that this transition process will be conducted peacefully, with a view to meeting the expectations of the Sudanese people and within the framework of constitutional democracy and national consensus," the ministry said in a press release.
"The basic desire of the people of Sudan is the establishment of peace and stability in the country and the adoption of measures which would enable overcoming the economic difficulties," the statement reads.
The Foreign Ministry noted that Sudan's security and stability are crucial for the stability of the region.
"Turkey will continue to stand by the Sudanese people to ensure the country's stability, welfare, and security," Anadolu Agency cited the statement a saying.
Yesterday, the Sudanese military announced the removal of President Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled Sudan since 1989, and the imposition of a two-year "transitional phase".
Defense Minister Awad ibn Auf also announced the imposition of a one-month curfew along with a three-month nationwide state of emergency. He announced the suspension of Sudan’s Constitution and the dissolution of the Sudanese presidency, parliament, and council of ministers. According to him, a military council would be drawn up to run the country’s affairs during the post-Bashir interim phase.