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Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Sudan's Burhan as conflict in Khartoum drags on

Sudan’s military chief Abdel Fattah Burhan met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday as part of his efforts to garner regional support ahead of the UN General Assembly next week.
Erdogan and Burhan

ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday hosted Sudan’s military chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, as the latter seeks international support against the Rapid Security Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group led by Burhan's former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who is challenging his power.

Burhan's visit to Ankara is the first since the fighting between his forces and Dagalo's — also known as Hemedti — started in mid-April, leaving more than 4,000 killed according to the Sudanese health ministry. 

There was no press conference following the meeting but Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said Erdogan and Burhan discussed ongoing international efforts for a permanent truce between the warring parties as well as the humanitarian crisis engulfing the country.

"We support all bilateral and international efforts aiming at ending the war," Fidan told journalists on Tuesday. 

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