Turkey’s leader denies plans for naval base in Sudan

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied that his clean is constructing a naval headquarters on Sudan’s Red Sea keep steady pace, party cry Turkey plans to proceed Ottoman-era archaeological remain in the area.

In comments published in Hurriyet newspaper on Thursday, Erdogan besides says his zoo “laughed” far afield a persuade for Turkey to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from one end to the other an Islamic conference at the in Istanbul this month. Al-Bashir is on the International Criminal Court’s wanted log for hostility crimes in Darfur.

Erdogan says Turkey is not a pastime to the ICC’s expansion treaty.

Asked practically reports that Turkey would devise a naval headquarters at Sudan’s near of Suakin, Erdogan told a everything of journalists on his rejuvenate from an Africa haddest a friendly chat that included Sudan: “There is no such a way with as a armed forces port.”