By Diyar Guldogan
ANKARA (AA) – Türkiye on Monday welcomed the signing of a framework agreement in Sudan to resolve the country's months-long crisis.
"We hope that this agreement will be implemented in a way that would meet the expectations of the Sudanese people and would include all segments," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ankara attaches importance to the establishment of peace, prosperity and stability in Sudan, it stressed, adding: "As always, Türkiye will continue to stand by Sudan and brotherly Sudanese people in the period ahead."
The deal was signed by army chief Gen. Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition, the Democratic Unionist Party, and several rebel movements.
The agreement pledges a two-year transition period and the appointment of a civilian prime minister by political parties that signed the framework deal.
Sudan has been without a functioning government since October 2021, when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's transitional government and declared a state of emergency, a move decried by political forces as a "military coup."