January 19, 2019

Good result: Turkey buckles

A quick update on a previous post. According to AFP, the Sudanese state media is reporting that Bashir has called Turkish President Gul to say he doesn’t have time to go to attend the Organization of the Islamic Conference scheduled for tomorrow. As the Sudan Tribune tells the story, Taha told Bashir that Israeli and Greek fighter jets might intercept his plane if he went to Turkey.

Wading through all the diplo-speak, it’s pretty safe to say that Turkey threw it’s hat in with the EU it wants to become part of, instead of with Bashir. The rest of the coverage just involves face-saving, for both sides.

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