Turkey in Africa – Issue 15


TURKEY-AFRICA: Turkish, Nigerian Foreign Ministers Hold News Conference in Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a joint news conference with his Nigerian
counterpart Kalla Ankourao in Ankara on Thursday.


TURKEY-AFRICA: ‘Turkey Supports Sudan’s Transition to Civilian Rule’

Turkey on Thursday reiterated its support for Sudan’s transition to civilian rule.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu underlined that he will travel to Sudan this Saturday to attend the signing ceremony of a power-sharing deal between rival sides in the country.

In addition to Turkey, leaders from several African and Middle Eastern countries are expected to attend the ceremony.

In his words “We hope that all these processes will bring peace and tranquility to the brotherly Sudanese people,” Cavusoglu told reporters at a joint press conference with Kalla Ankourao, Niger’s foreign minister, currently on a visit to Turkey.

Highlighting that Turkey welcomed the constitutional declaration paving the way for transition to civilian rule in Sudan, Cavusoglu said: “Turkey will continue to give its utmost support during this process.”

On Aug. 4, Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition alliance Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) initialed the declaration towards a transition
to civilian rule following the ouster of long-serving President Omar al-Bashir.


TURKEY-AFRICA: Turkish Group Gives Qurans to 1,200 Ethiopian Children

The charity arm of Turkey’s top religious authority or Diyanet has given out Qurans to thousands of Ethiopian school children studying the Muslim holy book.

The Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) financed the printing of 15,000 copies in collaboration with Addis Ababa University for distribution among mosques and Quranic schools in Ethiopia.

Cemil Alici, religious services advisor at the Turkish Embassy in the capital Addis Ababa, together with other Diyanet officials made the donation.

Some 1,200 children taking Quran lessons at the Omar Ibn Nul Hattabt kindergarten received copies of the book.

The Quran being handed out has been translated into Amharic, the official working language in Ethiopia, a country of more than 100 million people, 34% of them Muslims.

After distribution of the Qurans, Sheikh Mohammed Awol Rejja, the school’s principal, told Anadolu Agency that he felt proud and privileged to see his students receive such a worthy



Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


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