Turkey | Erdogan snares an ancient port on the Red Sea - with funds from Qatar?

Erdogan snares an ancient port on the Red Sea – with funds from Qatar?

Turkish president strikes a deal with Sudan to develop the historic port island of Suakin, raising suspicion that Qatari funds have been used to secure a base close to the port of Jeddah; Egypt is not happy about the deal either

January 2, 2018 6:51 PM (UTC+8)
Ruins on Suakin Island by the Red Sea with a vessel in the distance. A revamp of the ancient port is part of a $650m deal Erdogan signed with al-Bashir late last month. Photo: Wikimedia
Ruins on Suakin Island by the Red Sea with a vessel in the distance. A revamp of the ancient port is part of a $650m deal Erdogan signed with al-Bashir late last month. Photo: Wikimedia
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