Erdogan: It is a great injustice that 1.3 billion Africans do not have the right to make decisions in the Security Council

Erdogan: It is a great injustice that 1.3 billion Africans do not have the right to make decisions in the Security Council  During his speech at the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, President Erdogan said that his country continues to extend a helping hand to African countries while the world turns its back on them, stressing that the volume of trade exchange has significantly developed between Turkey and African countries.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country extended a helping hand to African countries at a time when the world was turning its back on them.  This came in his speech at the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, which will be hosted in Istanbul from 16-18 December.  Erdogan said that "the volume of trade exchange has significantly developed between Turkey and African countries," benefiting his country's aspiration to "increase trade exchange and investments with African countries."  He continued, "I am confident that we will raise the volume of our trade exchange to 50 billion dollars first and then to 75 billion dollars through our joint efforts."  The Turkish president denounced the lack of justice in the global system based on the domination of five countries, and said, "It is a great injustice that the African continent, where 1.3 billion people live, does not have the right to speak and take decisions in the Security Council."  He continued, "We made many visits to African countries while the world turned its back on them," and added: "We extended a helping hand to African countries and did not leave them alone in the face of Corona."  Speaking about the recent developments regarding his country's production of a local vaccine, Erdogan said: "We are in the last stage of testing a Turkish vaccine against Corona, and when it is produced, we will distribute it globally, especially in Africa."  He stated that his country plans to "send 15 million doses of (anti-Corona) vaccine to Africa in the coming period," stressing that "Turkey has never turned its back on Africa and the peoples of the continent."  The Turkish president praised the joint efforts that "reached Turkish-African relations to levels unimaginable 16 years ago."  He noted that Turkey's "trade volume with the African continent exceeded $25.3 billion in 2020".  He pointed out that he is closely following the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 2021.  He continued, "We strive for profit, development and development together (with Africa), and to walk hand in hand towards the future."  Erdogan indicated that Ankara was "preparing draft agreements with African countries to open new horizons of relations."  He added, "We have expanded our presence throughout Africa through our institutions such as TIKA, Yunus Emre Institute, Knowledge Endowment, Anadolu Agency, Turkish Airlines and the Red Crescent."  He explained that his country is well aware of the danger of the presence of terrorist organizations on the African continent, and offered to present "our experience in confronting terrorist organizations in African countries." Ethiopian forces liberate the entire northern Wollo region from Tigray forces  Ethiopian media reported, on Saturday, that the security forces have completely liberated the towns of Weldiya, Kobo, Sanka, Sirkenka, Gubia and Hara, in the northern Wolu region of Amhara region, from the Tigray People's Liberation Front.  Ethiopia announced, on Saturday, that the security forces and the army have completely liberated several towns in the northern Wolu region in the Amhara region, from the Tigray People's Liberation Front.  The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Fana, quoted a government spokesman as saying that "in operations carried out since last night, the national army and regional security forces of Amhara and Afar jointly liberated the towns of Kobo, Sanka, Sirinka, Gobi and Robet, with the air force of the National Defense Forces. Hara, Walida, along with other towns were occupied by the TPLF terrorists.  "Northern Wulu region has been completely cleansed of the terrorist group's aggression," the spokesman added.  He explained that "the joint forces overthrew the enemy soldiers who were trying to expand the aggression in these areas."  He added, "The security forces crushed many Tigrayan forces during their withdrawal to the areas of Alamata and Sharsher, and a number of others were wounded," noting also that "many fighters of the terrorist group were captured," without further details.  The latest developments come at a time when Ethiopia is witnessing a bloody conflict between the federal government and the forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which prompted a number of countries to call on their nationals to leave the country at the earliest opportunity, amid fears of the Tigray forces' advance towards the capital, Addis Ababa.  On November 4, 2020, armed clashes erupted in the Tigray region between the Ethiopian army and the "People's Front", after government forces entered the region in response to an attack on an army base.  On the 28th of the same month, Ethiopia announced the end of a "law enforcement" operation by taking control of the entire region, despite reports of continued human rights violations in the region since then, where thousands of civilians were killed. On the third anniversary of the Sudanese revolution, security closes roads and bridges in Khartoum in anticipation of the "liberation million"  Sudanese security forces closed most of the bridges in the capital, Khartoum, hours before the start of expected demonstrations, to demand civilian rule, on the third anniversary of the revolution, at a time when Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said that the country is facing a major setback in the revolution’s march.  The security forces installed a concrete fence on the roads leading to Khartoum International Airport, and the entrances to the army headquarters were closed.  Khartoum State Police called on the demonstrators to remain peaceful.  For its part, the Sudanese Journalists Network warned against cutting off communications and internet services, today, Sunday.  On November 21, Hamdok and Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan signed a political agreement that includes the latter's return to his position, the formation of a government of competencies, the release of political detainees, and a pledge to work together to complete the democratic path.  However, political and civil forces expressed their rejection of the agreement as an "attempt to legitimize the coup", pledging to continue protests until full civilian rule is achieved.  Editorial million In anticipation of the expected demonstrations today, the "Forces of Freedom and Change - the Central Council" said that the "Khartoum Liberation Million" is a continuation of the civil democratic transition.  The "resistance committees", the "professionals gathering" and other political forces called for mass demonstrations on Sunday in Khartoum and the country's cities, rejecting the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok, and demanding full civilian rule.  The call came on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the December 19, 2018 revolution, when protests erupted in cities and neighborhoods across the country, until the army leadership dismissed President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, 2019.  In a statement, the "Forces of Freedom and Change" called for the unification of the army, including the Rapid Support Forces, under the umbrella of the armed forces.  In the same context, the National Umma Party described Sunday's demonstrations as epics to restore civilian rule and the path of democratic transition, saying, "The country is undergoing a new coup."  On the eve of the commemoration of the revolution, about 50 political blocs and civil gatherings, in Khartoum, signed a declaration of a political charter calling for a civil state and democratic transformation.  Mubarak Ardol, a leader in the "Forces of Freedom and Change-National Charter Group" alliance, said that the constitutional document must be reviewed, stressing the Charter group's rejection of any extension of the transitional period.  Communist Party criticism On the other hand, the Communist Party strongly criticized what it called the fact that some components of the "Forces of Freedom and Change - the Central Council" presented a political project for the remainder of the transitional period in support of the partnership between the civil and military components.  The party said in a statement that the project came in anticipation of the processions (demonstrations) today, December 19, with the aim of confusing the political arena, and opening a loophole for the counter-revolutionary forces to create splits among the rising revolutionary mass movement.  According to the statement, this project depends mainly on the partnership with the security committee of the (former) Salvation regime, the coup forces, the constitutional document that the movement of the masses has overtaken, and the Juba Agreement and made it a basis for peace, and a return to the same economic policies that caused an unprecedented rise in prices. .  The "communist" called on the masses of the people to come out and participate in today's demonstrations, to overthrow the coup and complete the revolution to reach its goals of freedom, peace and justice.  Promises of power In turn, the Prime Minister said that Sudan is facing a major setback in the march of its revolution.  Hamdok added - in a speech on the occasion of the third anniversary of the December revolution - that this decline threatens the security, unity and stability of the country, and threatens the beginning of a slide towards an abyss that will not remain a homeland or revolution, as he put it.  Regarding his signing of the latest political agreement, Hamdok said that he did not come under pressure from anyone, but rather with the conviction that it would lead to bloodshed.  Hamdok renewed his call for all the forces of the revolution to agree on a political pact that addresses the shortcomings of the past, and accomplishes the remaining goals of the revolution.  For his part, Al-Burhan said that his country is looking forward to a new era that needs the spirit and determination of the founders to reach the end of the transitional period for an elected government.  Al-Burhan pledged to reach the goals of the transition to complete the demands of the December revolution, and to establish the elected civil state to take over the administration of the state.  In a related context, Sovereign Council member Hadi Idris said that next year will witness free and fair elections, stressing the need to achieve peace before organizing the elections.  Another member of the Sovereignty Council (Malik Agar) confirmed that the current crisis is the result of many mistakes committed by the military and civilians.  Aqar promised to harness all possibilities to return the country to the path of civil democratic transformation.

Erdogan: It is a great injustice that 1.3 billion Africans do not have the right to make decisions in the Security Council


During his speech at the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, President Erdogan said that his country continues to extend a helping hand to African countries while the world turns its back on them, stressing that the volume of trade exchange has significantly developed between Turkey and African countries.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country extended a helping hand to African countries at a time when the world was turning its back on them.

This came in his speech at the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, which will be hosted in Istanbul from 16-18 December.

Erdogan said that "the volume of trade exchange has significantly developed between Turkey and African countries," benefiting his country's aspiration to "increase trade exchange and investments with African countries."

He continued, "I am confident that we will raise the volume of our trade exchange to 50 billion dollars first and then to 75 billion dollars through our joint efforts."

The Turkish president denounced the lack of justice in the global system based on the domination of five countries, and said, "It is a great injustice that the African continent, where 1.3 billion people live, does not have the right to speak and take decisions in the Security Council."

He continued, "We made many visits to African countries while the world turned its back on them," and added: "We extended a helping hand to African countries and did not leave them alone in the face of Corona."

Speaking about the recent developments regarding his country's production of a local vaccine, Erdogan said: "We are in the last stage of testing a Turkish vaccine against Corona, and when it is produced, we will distribute it globally, especially in Africa."

He stated that his country plans to "send 15 million doses of (anti-Corona) vaccine to Africa in the coming period," stressing that "Turkey has never turned its back on Africa and the peoples of the continent."

The Turkish president praised the joint efforts that "reached Turkish-African relations to levels unimaginable 16 years ago."

He noted that Turkey's "trade volume with the African continent exceeded $25.3 billion in 2020".

He pointed out that he is closely following the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 2021.

He continued, "We strive for profit, development and development together (with Africa), and to walk hand in hand towards the future."

Erdogan indicated that Ankara was "preparing draft agreements with African countries to open new horizons of relations."

He added, "We have expanded our presence throughout Africa through our institutions such as TIKA, Yunus Emre Institute, Knowledge Endowment, Anadolu Agency, Turkish Airlines and the Red Crescent."

He explained that his country is well aware of the danger of the presence of terrorist organizations on the African continent, and offered to present "our experience in confronting terrorist organizations in African countries."


Ethiopian forces liberate the entire northern Wollo region from Tigray forces


Ethiopian media reported, on Saturday, that the security forces have completely liberated the towns of Weldiya, Kobo, Sanka, Sirkenka, Gubia and Hara, in the northern Wolu region of Amhara region, from the Tigray People's Liberation Front.

Ethiopia announced, on Saturday, that the security forces and the army have completely liberated several towns in the northern Wolu region in the Amhara region, from the Tigray People's Liberation Front.

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Fana, quoted a government spokesman as saying that "in operations carried out since last night, the national army and regional security forces of Amhara and Afar jointly liberated the towns of Kobo, Sanka, Sirinka, Gobi and Robet, with the air force of the National Defense Forces. Hara, Walida, along with other towns were occupied by the TPLF terrorists.

"Northern Wulu region has been completely cleansed of the terrorist group's aggression," the spokesman added.

He explained that "the joint forces overthrew the enemy soldiers who were trying to expand the aggression in these areas."

He added, "The security forces crushed many Tigrayan forces during their withdrawal to the areas of Alamata and Sharsher, and a number of others were wounded," noting also that "many fighters of the terrorist group were captured," without further details.

The latest developments come at a time when Ethiopia is witnessing a bloody conflict between the federal government and the forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which prompted a number of countries to call on their nationals to leave the country at the earliest opportunity, amid fears of the Tigray forces' advance towards the capital, Addis Ababa.

On November 4, 2020, armed clashes erupted in the Tigray region between the Ethiopian army and the "People's Front", after government forces entered the region in response to an attack on an army base.

On the 28th of the same month, Ethiopia announced the end of a "law enforcement" operation by taking control of the entire region, despite reports of continued human rights violations in the region since then, where thousands of civilians were killed.

On the third anniversary of the Sudanese revolution, security closes roads and bridges in Khartoum in anticipation of the "liberation million"


Sudanese security forces closed most of the bridges in the capital, Khartoum, hours before the start of expected demonstrations, to demand civilian rule, on the third anniversary of the revolution, at a time when Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said that the country is facing a major setback in the revolution’s march.

The security forces installed a concrete fence on the roads leading to Khartoum International Airport, and the entrances to the army headquarters were closed.

Khartoum State Police called on the demonstrators to remain peaceful.

For its part, the Sudanese Journalists Network warned against cutting off communications and internet services, today, Sunday.

On November 21, Hamdok and Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan signed a political agreement that includes the latter's return to his position, the formation of a government of competencies, the release of political detainees, and a pledge to work together to complete the democratic path.

However, political and civil forces expressed their rejection of the agreement as an "attempt to legitimize the coup", pledging to continue protests until full civilian rule is achieved.

Editorial million
In anticipation of the expected demonstrations today, the "Forces of Freedom and Change - the Central Council" said that the "Khartoum Liberation Million" is a continuation of the civil democratic transition.

The "resistance committees", the "professionals gathering" and other political forces called for mass demonstrations on Sunday in Khartoum and the country's cities, rejecting the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok, and demanding full civilian rule.

The call came on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the December 19, 2018 revolution, when protests erupted in cities and neighborhoods across the country, until the army leadership dismissed President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, 2019.

In a statement, the "Forces of Freedom and Change" called for the unification of the army, including the Rapid Support Forces, under the umbrella of the armed forces.

In the same context, the National Umma Party described Sunday's demonstrations as epics to restore civilian rule and the path of democratic transition, saying, "The country is undergoing a new coup."

On the eve of the commemoration of the revolution, about 50 political blocs and civil gatherings, in Khartoum, signed a declaration of a political charter calling for a civil state and democratic transformation.

Mubarak Ardol, a leader in the "Forces of Freedom and Change-National Charter Group" alliance, said that the constitutional document must be reviewed, stressing the Charter group's rejection of any extension of the transitional period.

Communist Party criticism
On the other hand, the Communist Party strongly criticized what it called the fact that some components of the "Forces of Freedom and Change - the Central Council" presented a political project for the remainder of the transitional period in support of the partnership between the civil and military components.

The party said in a statement that the project came in anticipation of the processions (demonstrations) today, December 19, with the aim of confusing the political arena, and opening a loophole for the counter-revolutionary forces to create splits among the rising revolutionary mass movement.

According to the statement, this project depends mainly on the partnership with the security committee of the (former) Salvation regime, the coup forces, the constitutional document that the movement of the masses has overtaken, and the Juba Agreement and made it a basis for peace, and a return to the same economic policies that caused an unprecedented rise in prices. .

The "communist" called on the masses of the people to come out and participate in today's demonstrations, to overthrow the coup and complete the revolution to reach its goals of freedom, peace and justice.

Promises of power
In turn, the Prime Minister said that Sudan is facing a major setback in the march of its revolution.

Hamdok added - in a speech on the occasion of the third anniversary of the December revolution - that this decline threatens the security, unity and stability of the country, and threatens the beginning of a slide towards an abyss that will not remain a homeland or revolution, as he put it.

Regarding his signing of the latest political agreement, Hamdok said that he did not come under pressure from anyone, but rather with the conviction that it would lead to bloodshed.

Hamdok renewed his call for all the forces of the revolution to agree on a political pact that addresses the shortcomings of the past, and accomplishes the remaining goals of the revolution.

For his part, Al-Burhan said that his country is looking forward to a new era that needs the spirit and determination of the founders to reach the end of the transitional period for an elected government.

Al-Burhan pledged to reach the goals of the transition to complete the demands of the December revolution, and to establish the elected civil state to take over the administration of the state.

In a related context, Sovereign Council member Hadi Idris said that next year will witness free and fair elections, stressing the need to achieve peace before organizing the elections.

Another member of the Sovereignty Council (Malik Agar) confirmed that the current crisis is the result of many mistakes committed by the military and civilians.

Aqar promised to harness all possibilities to return the country to the path of civil democratic transformation.
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