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Turkey wants to mediate between Sudan and South Sudan

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December 29, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese foreign minister Ali Ahmed Karti said that Turkey presented a proposal to resolve the disputed issues between Sudan and South Sudan.

In statements to the Turkish Anadolu Agency in Ankara, Karti said that Turkey offered proposals to solve the outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan.

"Turkey is playing an active role to solve our problems with South Sudan and is helping us. Turkey offered proposals to solve the dispute between Sudan and South Sudan," Karti said.

"Turkey could play a crucial role in this regard," he further said without elaborating on the details of this proposals.

Ethiopian PM was this week in Khartoum and Juba where he discussed the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement the two countries signed last September with the presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir.

He invited them to meet during the upcoming days in Addis Ababa. The presidential summit is also expected to discuss the issue of Abyei region.

The Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutolu told the press that : "We have agreed in principle to mediate between Juba and Khartoum and improve the ties between the two countries."

Norway, Turkey and United Kingdom are supposed to organise an international conference to support Sudan’s ailing economy after the independence of South Sudan.

The Sudan Economic Conference which was planned to take place last March in Istanbul was cancelled as the United States and its Western allies declined to participate demanding to resolve South Kordofan crisis first.

Turkish investment in Sudan totals about $200 million and is mainly in steel, cement, PVC manufacturing, grain import and export, furniture, textiles, and home appliances.

Turkish companies are also building $300 million worth of infrastructure projects.

Turkey i also showed its interest to take part in the developments of the newly independent South Sudan.

South Sudanese foreign minister Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign paid an official visit to Turkey on 23 November 2012.

He reviewed bilateral relations with Trukish foreign minister Ahmet Davutolu and the two parties agreed to increase high level mutual visits and to hold regular political consultations.

(ST)

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  • 30 December 2012 12:35, by Aarai Baka

    No fuck Turkey, if turkey want to mediated peace btween NS and South Sudan, let them first mediated the peace between Syrian rebels n government. I hit turkey to death swear to God, i dont like turkey at all. I hit pusses, never win nothing

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    • 30 December 2012 17:56, by EES Kingmaker

      Aarai Baka,
      Turkey is a country pegging its diplomacy in history. It can’t bring peace in Syria. It is always one-sided. You can see it the way it failed in gaining European membership. It suppresses right activtists like PKK and its role in killing Armenians. Can such irreesponsible nation help disputing nations to come together? What Turkey proposes is a political mockery that must be shunned.

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    • 30 December 2012 19:05, by Johndumo14

      What about your PKK,have you given them their rights? First get rid of the log in your own eye and then do so to your friend.

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  • 30 December 2012 13:42, by pacoto

    turkey has seen a game of peace talk in Adisababa.Au can not be able to make through.only wise Dr.Garang who was able to bring peace at a silverplate.those one who are trying are just cockraches.why not turkey yes they are enjoying peace.

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    • 30 December 2012 14:51, by Thel Mangardit

      By Madina Gogrial
      Pacoto, Shameful is good sometime, how come that your people are fighting at your house and left them fighting and say let me go to solve somebody his/her problem, do you think that they will except your says. Please, please and please stop lying people of Sudan general.

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  • 30 December 2012 16:00, by Mapuor

    Poor South Sudanese,when will peace prevail in my beloved country?For the last 28 years from 1983 to 2012 there was no peace in the South as most of our civil populations were trapped in cross fire at Northern B G,Warrap.Unity.Uppper Nile and Jonglei.Inter tribal fights raging in all ten States.Poverty increasing at alarming rate withe prices of food skyrocketing in all ten states.Hoooo

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    • 30 December 2012 16:54, by EES Kingmaker

      I don’t trust the proposed Turkish mediation in ongoing South Sudan-Sudan stand-off. Turkey may act as a spoiler for two reasons. First, it played a negative role in Sudan history. Second, current Turkish Govt. is Islamic-oriented like Khartoum genocidaires___Govt. that is killing, suppressing political rights. Turkey is doing same for PKK movement. In this, there is nothing new Turkey can offer.

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  • 31 December 2012 03:57, by 4Justice
  • 31 December 2012 04:41, by Kenyang

    Any one with brain or almost all South Sudanese would agree Turkey (Ottaman Empire) which was the very reason South Sudan is in current status has nothing to offer regarding peace btw Sudan and South Sudan. Ankara is all time Khartoum’s ally/friend. Worse still, the good news was announced from Khartoum. Of course, in every race, there are lossers. Here you have Mangardit and Mapour as winners.

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