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Erdogan claims Sudanese coup actually targeted Turkey

Now that the Sudanese military has ousted the president who ruled there for three decades, it will be interesting to see how the new administration will approach Omar al-Bashir's longtime friend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Sudan’s President Omer Al Bashir welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Khartoum Airport, Sudan December 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah - RC1EBBF69470
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When Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government was overthrown in 2013, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took it personally, calling it a move "against Turkey." Now, as president, Erdogan is also labeling last week's military intervention in Sudan a coup “against Turkey.”

Erdogan has long embraced now-ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as his “brother” — notwithstanding the warrant issued in 2010 by the International Criminal Court for Bashir's arrest on a series of genocide charges.

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