The Turkish authorities accepted the proposal of the Sudanese representatives to move the embassy from Khartoum to Port Sudan due to ongoing clashes in Sudan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
“The Sudanese side offered us to move the embassy from Khartoum to Port Sudan, they will provide us with a site there. In the area where our embassy is located, there are violent clashes, street fighting. We decided to temporarily move the diplomatic mission to Port Sudan,” the minister said.
He noted that the bullets hit the embassy building in Khartoum, several Turkish citizens were injured during the clashes. Cavusoglu said that Turkey had evacuated 2,061 people from Sudan, of which 1,763 were Turkish citizens.
The situation in Sudan seriously escalated in mid-April, when armed clashes began in the capital and a number of other provinces between the regular army and the rapid reaction forces under the command of Mohammed Hamdan Daglo. On Tuesday, Sudan’s Ministry of Health said the death toll from armed clashes had risen to 550, with 4,926 injured.