Bashir Cancels Visit to Istanbul...Uoga ama nini tena? | JamiiForums | The Home of Great Thinkers

Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Bashir Cancels Visit to Istanbul...Uoga ama nini tena?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Ab-Titchaz, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 35
    Trophy Points: 135
    Bashir cancels visit to Istanbul


    Omar al-Bashir says he is unconcerned about the charges against him

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, has pulled out of an Islamic summit in Istanbul, officials say.

    The Turkish government had previously welcomed the attendance of President Bashir at the meeting and said that he would not be arrested.

    But the EU, which Turkey hopes to join, wanted the invitation to be withdrawn.

    Sudan's state-run Suna news agency said "new developments" had required Mr Bashir's presence in Sudan.

    Mr Bashir was in Egypt on Sunday, taking part in a China-Africa summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

    He was due in Istanbul on Monday for the summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

    But Suna said he was returning to Khartoum to "find a solution" to a dispute between his ruling National Congress Party and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.

    Mr Bashir has visited several African countries since the ICC issued the warrant for his arrest in March, saying he was responsible for atrocities in Darfur.

    He has denied the accusations.

    Turkey has pointed out it is not a signatory to the treaty which set up the Hague-based ICC.

    Officials also say Mr Bashir was invited by the OIC and not Ankara.

    But Turkey, which is seeking EU membership, had come under pressure from Brussels to drop Mr Bashir from the guest list.

    "The Sudanese see and understand well the difficulties," a unnamed senior Turkish diplomat told AFP news agency.

    Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the charges against Mr Bashir and said that "no Muslim could perpetrate a genocide", according to Turkey's Anatolia news agency.

    "If there was such a thing (a genocide), we could talk about it face to face with President Bashir," he was quoted as saying.

    The ICC arrest warrant accuses Mr Bashir of running a campaign of genocide that killed 35,000 people outright, at least another 100,000 through a "slow death" and of forcing 2.5 million to flee their homes in Darfur.

  2. MwanaFalsafa1

    MwanaFalsafa1 JF-Expert Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Messages: 5,566
    Likes Received: 28
    Trophy Points: 135
    Hata kama anaogopa serikali yake haiwezi kukiri hivyo. Mimi nadhani jamaa hajiamini. Hivi kasha wahi kutoka nje ya Afrika tokea awe indicted?
  3. Kigogo

    Kigogo JF-Expert Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Messages: 20,498
    Likes Received: 1,453
    Trophy Points: 280
    muoga sana huyu na watamkamata tu amuulize mwenzie Charles Tylor walivomfanya
  4. Kabuche1977

    Kabuche1977 JF-Expert Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Feb 10, 2009
    Messages: 462
    Likes Received: 9
    Trophy Points: 35
    Bashir is supposed to be hanged, 100% is the founder and supporter of those Black men and women genocide in Darfur, if he could has been a black man, he would have already been convicted and jailed for life, here the case is because he is an Arab, as a result, that awful monster is still roaming around.
  5. Alai

    Alai Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Messages: 71
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 0
    November 8, 2009 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese 2nd Vice president Ali Osman Taha warned his boss Omar Hassan Al-Bashir not to travel to Turkey to attend the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul, according to a news report.


    The BBC Arabic service quoting Sudanese sources in Istanbul said that Bashir listened to Taha's advice telling him that Israeli and Greek fighter jets may intercept his plane en route to Turkey. They pointed out that Greece has made a pledge to the EU to arrest Bashir.

    The report said that Sudanese presidential jet landed in Istanbul without Bashir on board.
    Bashir was due to arrive in Turkey on Sunday afternoon according to Sudanese media. Sources in Khartoum told Sudan Tribune that the government "is trying to keep it [Bashir's visit] quiet" in case Turkey comes under pressure to backtrack on the invitation causing a last minute cancellation and an "embarrassment".

    Turkish officials confirmed that Bashir will not attend earlier today without giving details.
    Sudan official news agency (SUNA) said that Bashir "delayed" his visit to Turkey in light of the ongoing dispute with SPLM over crucial parts of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
    The Sudanese head of state's anticipated arrival in Turkey has generated controversy and criticisms from human rights groups and the European Union (EU) which privately urged the NATO member to consider the invitation it extended.

    Turkey rebuffed the objections saying it is only a host of the OIC conference while saying that a bilateral visit by Bashir, who faces an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in Darfur atrocities, in the future "is out of question".

    International Crisis Group analyst Fouad Hikmat said the decision showed how much the ICC warrant had hindered Bashir's movements.

    "I don't think he'll be able to venture out beyond the immediate neighbourhood, or maybe the Gulf. His people don't want to take any risks. Once he's in international airspace, he is in no man's land," he told Reuters.
  6. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 35
    Trophy Points: 135
    ...Yaani wa-Israeli walikua wanataka ku-intercept ndege ya Bashir?...Kazi
    kweli kweli.
  7. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Messages: 14,702
    Likes Received: 35
    Trophy Points: 135
    Kujibu swali lako, bado hajawahi. Safari zake zote ni mumu kwa mumu tu.