Sudanese workers organised a rally in the capital Khartoum on Wednesday in support of the people of Turkey following the failed coup last month. The President of the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions, Mahmoud Arslan, and the President of the Turkish Teachers' Association, Ali Yalcin, are currently visiting Sudan and joined the rally along with dozens of members of the Turkish community in the country.
"The Sudanese were the first to come out in demonstrations denouncing the coup," Arslan told the rally. He added his belief that there is still danger imminent in Turkey, which is "targeted by imperialist countries."
According to Yalcin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "succeeded in repelling the coup with prayers from his people and the prayers of three million Syrian refugees hosted in Turkey."
The Turkish Ambassador to Sudan, Jamaluddin Aydin, told reporters on the fringe of the rally that a delegation from the Ministry of Education will visit Sudan in the coming days. Officials will discuss the Khartoum government's decision to close two schools run by US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who is accused by Ankara of planning the coup attempt.