Turkey’s pioneer denies plans for maritime base in Sudan

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied that his nation is building a maritime base on Sudan’s Red Sea drift, saying Turkey intends to reestablish Ottoman-period ruins in the territory.

In remarks distributed in Hurriyet daily paper on Thursday, Erdogan likewise says his administration “giggled” off a demand for Turkey to capture Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir amid an Islamic summit in Istanbul this month. Al-Bashir is on the International Criminal Court’s needed rundown for atrocities in Darfur.

Erdogan says Turkey isn’t a gathering to the ICC’s establishing settlement.

Gotten some information about reports that Turkey would fabricate a maritime base at Sudan’s port of Suakin, Erdogan told a gathering of writers on his arrival from an Africa visit that included Sudan: “There is no such thing as a military port.”

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