Breaking News : Sudan agrees to hand over Suakin island temporarily to Turkey for rebuilding

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Rebuilding of what? A military base?
Beginning with the ancient coral islands historical heritage. Then the harbour and tourism facilities. Contracts signed yesterday with main Turkish construction companies represented by Aziz Yildirim ( known as the main contractor of Military Complexes for Nato and others in Turkey). In summer 2017 Qatar signed an agreement to modernize and increase Port Sudan. I assume Turkish Companies will do it. It is possible that Turkish Military cooperation with Sudan will increase as it it going on with Somalia and Katar.
Turkish SSM announced last week that there are negotiations with Sudan and Somalia for a Space Launch Center.

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Beginning with the ancient coral islands historical heritage. Then the harbour and tourism facilities. Contracts signed yesterday with main Turkish construction companies represented by Aziz Yildirim ( known as the main contractor of Military Complexes for Nato and others in Turkey). In summer 2017 Qatar signed an agreement to modernize and increase Port Sudan. I assume Turkish Companies will do it. It is possible that Turkish Military cooperation with Sudan will increase as it it going on with Somalia and Katar.
Turkish SSM announced last week that there are negotiations with Sudan and Somalia for a Space Launch Center.

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That is what I thought. It looks very small for a military base.
 

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Turkey is trying to revive its Ottoman history at the same time trying to circle Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Erdogan is just acting like a kid whos toys are taken away. He should know that the island in Sudan is surrounded by three military bases. He also should know that Egypt controls the Suez Canal.

Here is the news

Anastasiades the first Cyprus President to visit Saudi Arabia

President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, will be in Saudi Arabia on the January 2, to pay the first visit by a Cypriot President to the country.
CNA has learnt that the President will be accompanied in Riyadh by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Defence and Transport and the Government Spokesman.
President Anastasiades’ meetings will take place on the 3rd of January.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/12/27/anastasiades-first-cyprus-president-visit-saudi-arabia/

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Confusion over Turkey’s naval dock plan in Sudan
by Reuters/defenceWeb,
Wednesday, 03 January 2018

It remains unclear as to whether or not Turkey will build a naval dock at Suakin in Sudan, as Turkey has denied initial reports about naval facilities at the historic port.

On 26 December Reuters, quoting Sudan’s foreign minister, reported that Turkey will rebuild the ruined Ottoman port city of Suakin on Sudan’s Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels.

The restoration at Suakin was agreed during a visit to the ancient port by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said.

Making the first trip by a Turkish president to Sudan, Erdogan said Turkey had been temporarily granted part of Suakin so it could rebuild the area as a tourist site and a transit point for pilgrims crossing the Red Sea to Mecca.

He said the Suakin deal was one of several, worth $650 million in total, agreed with Sudan, which emerged from two decades of US sanctions in October and is seeking to attract international investment.

The countries also agreed “to build a dock to maintain civilian and military vessels,” Ghandour told reporters, adding that they had signed an agreement “that could result in any kind of military cooperation”.

However, Erdogan was quoted by the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper on 28 December as saying “there is no such thing as a military port” after being asked about the nature of the Suakin deal. Erdogan said Turkey only plans to restore Ottoman-era ruins in the area and pursue tourism-related projects.

The agreements come three months after Turkey formally opened a $50 million military training base in Somalia as it exerts increasing influence in the region.

Suakin was Sudan’s major port when it was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, but fell into disuse over the last century after the construction of Port Sudan, 35 miles (60 km) to the north.

Speaking on 25 December in Khartoum, Erdogan said the refurbished port city would attract Mecca-bound pilgrims who would want to see the island’s history, helping Sudan’s tourism sector.

“Imagine, people from Turkey wishing to go on pilgrimage will come and visit the historical areas on Suakin Island,” Erdogan said. “From there ... they will cross to Jeddah by boat.”

The other agreements signed during Erdogan’s visit include Turkish investment to build Khartoum’s planned new airport and private sector investments in cotton production, electricity generation and building grain silos and meat slaughterhouses.

Erdogan and Bashir said they aimed for trade between the two countries to reach $10 billion, Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board said.

In October, the United States lifted a trade embargo and other penalties that had cut Sudan off from much of the global financial system.
http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50276:confusion-over-turkeys-naval-dock-plan-in-sudan&catid=47:Logistics&Itemid=110
 

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They will do. Later I will post analysts links
 

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