Sudanese army overthrows President Al Bashir

Sudanese army overthrows President Al Bashir

Sudanese army overthrows President Al Bashir

Erdogan said: "We have deep-rooted historic relations with Sudan".

"We say to the youth, this country is yours, protect it, and if it goes up in smoke we won't be refugees, we will die here", he said in January, wearing white robes and waving his trademark cane.

President Al Bashir was accused of committing crimes against humanity in Darfur, which led to sanctions that troubled the economy of the country.

In 2017 Sudan agreed to lease the Red Sea island of Suakin to Turkey, after Ankara requested permission to restore Ottoman-era relics.

Amnesty International expressed alarm over a "raft of emergency measures" and urged the transitional authorities to enact a peaceful transfer of power that respects freedom of expression and assembly.

Protesters on Thursday kept up the six-day sit-in at the army headquarters that was called by the Sudanese Professionals Association to mark the anniversary of the 1985 rebellion that overthrew President Gaafar al-Nimeiri.

The ousting of Mr al-Bashir as president followed months of demonstrations against his rule.

Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his decades of iron-fisted rule of nearly 30 years.

Sudanese opposition parties and professional associations on Thursday voiced their "total rejection" of the "military coup" that appears to have removed President Omar al-Bashir from power.

After mass protests against Morsi's divisive rule, the military led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew him in July 2013.

Thousands of protesters responded to the call and gathered in front of Sudan's army headquarters calling for the removal of Bashir's government.

Protesters also attacked the offices of Sudan's intelligence and security service in the eastern cities of Port Sudan and Kassala on Thursday, witnesses said.

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The security agency also announced it was freeing all political prisoners.

He said Bashir was being detained in a "safe place" and a military council would now run the country. The activists spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.

Early on Thursday, military vehicles entered the large compound in Khartoum housing the defence ministry, the army headquarters and Mr Bashir's personal residence. Al-Bashir first ridiculed the protests, saying: "They talk of an Arab Spring".

"The Embassy is aware of reports of a military takeover of the Government", the State Department said.

The group also said they will not accept a military government to succeed President Bashir.

The officials declined to elaborate. Al-Bashir banned unauthorized public gatherings and granted sweeping powers to the police since imposing a state of emergency in February.

The protesters initially hailed the military for aiding their demand for Mr Al-Bashir's exit, but the suspension of the constitution in place of a military rule for at least another two years could further plunge the country into chaos.

The situation in Khartoum remains fluid and it wasn't immediately possible to confirm that al-Bashir is being ousted.

Organizers of the protests urged masses to converge and join an ongoing sit-in that has been underway in the capital, Khartoum, since the weekend.

The news was expected as state television announced troops" deployment in Khartoum and an "important announcement to be made soon' earlier in the day.

Observers say although it remains unclear what the armed forces will announce, it appears as though the army has chose to support the protesters.

He denounced al-Bashir's government, saying the military and security agencies had always been observing its "bad administration, systemic corruption, absence of justice, the blocked horizon for all people especially the youth".

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