Embassy to be shifted after Turkish ambassador’s car was shot in Khartoum

Embassy to be shifted after Turkish ambassador's car was shot in Khartoum

Europe News Desk!!! Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced that Turkey has decided to move its embassy from Sudan’s capital Khartoum to Port Sudan. The decision has been taken after the Turkish ambassador’s vehicle came under fire. “For the safety of our embassy and our allies, we have decided to move our embassy to Port Sudan,” Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the semi-official Anadolu Agency, Xinhua news agency reported. The Turkish minister said that Turkish ambassador Ismail Kobanoglu had discussed the issue with both the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) and informed them of the relocation plans. The decision was taken after shots were fired at the official vehicle of the Turkish ambassador on Saturday. No one was injured, although the vehicle was damaged. After the incident, the RSF and the Sudanese military accused each other. The RSF claimed that the area where the attack took place was under military control and reiterated its commitment to the security of diplomatic missions in the country. In contrast, the military held the RSF responsible for the attack.

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