On Thursday, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the Chief of Sudan’s army, announced his readiness to embrace any Turkish initiatives aimed at ceasing the ongoing conflict and instituting peace in Sudan.
The declaration came during a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Al-Burhan apprised Erdogan of what he categorized as the ‘transgressions’ committed by the Rapid Support Forces.
During their conversation, Erdogan assured the Turkish government’s preparedness to extend its humanitarian aid efforts for the Sudanese populace. Furthermore, he provided updates on the continual medical services being offered by a Turkish hospital in Nyala, a region in South Darfur, despite the challenging circumstances Sudan is currently navigating.
Tensions heightened in Khartoum on the eve of Eid al-Adha, following the capture of a major police headquarters in the Sudanese capital by the Rapid Support Forces. The main flashpoint of the ongoing conflict in Khartoum is between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, with skirmishes primarily concentrated around military bases.
The escalating violence in Sudan has drawn international concern, and Turkey’s potential intervention represents a crucial turn in global reactions to the crisis. The proposed peace initiative by Turkey might pave the way toward halting the conflict and reinstating peace in the strife-torn nation of Sudan.