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ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on both sides of Sudan to end the conflict and return to negotiations, the Turkish president’s office said on Thursday (April 20).

Khartoum and its sister cities Omdurman and Bari, one of Africa’s most populous urban areas, were rocked by fighting between the military and the paramilitary Emergency Support Force (RSF) this week.

Erdogan had separate calls with Sudanese head of state and army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and RSF leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, according to a statement by the Turkish president.

Erdo─čan told both sides that President Turkiye was watching events in Sudan with concern and urged them to end the conflict and return to dialogue, the statement said.

Turkiye is ready to provide all kinds of assistance, including hosting possible mediation initiatives, he also told the Sudanese parties, the statement added.

Erdogan also called on the parties to the conflict in Sudan to take appropriate measures to ensure safe access to Khartoum airport and the transfer of Turkish nationals from the country, the Turkish president’s office said. Turkish President Calls on Both Sides of Sudan Conflict to End Fight and Return to Negotiations

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