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Turkey is ready to provide support to end conflict in Ethiopia, Cavusoglu tells counterpart Demeke

November 26, 2021
Turkish, Ethiopian foreign ministers discuss Tigray conflict

Mehmet Sah Yilmaz / 26.11.2021

The Turkish foreign minister on Friday discussed the latest situation in Ethiopia with his Ethiopian counterpart over the phone, according to diplomatic sources.

Mevlut Cavusoglu told Demeke Mekonnen that Turkey is ready to provide support to end the conflict in Ethiopia and to solve the problem through dialogue, the sources said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The Ethiopian government said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to the frontline to lead the nation from battlefront, handing his daily duties to Demeke, who is also the deputy prime minister.

Earlier this week, the Turkish Embassy in the capital Addis Ababa urged Turkish citizens in Ethiopia to leave the country due to the escalating clashes between army troops and members of the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

On Nov. 2, the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency in the country due to TPLF attacks advancing south.

Fighting in northern Ethiopia, which has been going on for more than a year, has displaced about 2.5 million people, and left more than 5 million people in the region in need of urgent assistance.

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  1. Good morning out there
    my name is Wang Wei from China . I lived in adis abeba some years ago. I love to follow news about your country . I am quite surprised . How come these people became a national threat to Ethiopia, a land of heroes who defeated Italy ? Were they not reduced to ashes 9 months ago ? How do they manage to reach cities located only 220 KM away from the capital , force the noble prize winner and PM leave his office , and result in forceful massive recruitment to join the war using sticks , machetes and powdered red pepper ? This people have supernatural power ? All those drones coming from UAE, modern military machines from Russia, China(my country sadly speaking ) ,couldn’t avert and porhibit them from dismantling the forces of the current regime.

    Erdogan ,extreme Islamic leader who like to work with anyone to destroy Christianity and Pro-Egypt countries , states and people, is also backing the nobel prize winner .

    I am surprised too with military support achieved by Ethiopia from Turkey. Ethiopia is not liked by arab world. All Ethiopian leaders are mostly from Christian background, told on of my colleague s in Dubai . And Ethiopia is dominantly a christian country.

    For your information, I am a christian , and Catholic were greater in number in 1950s, but now protestants are outnumbering them. Latest reports states that 30 million Chinese people are officially registered Christians. We hope you stay safe , stop ethnic based killings and profiling and arrests against anyone before it is too late to avert. US is always playing a game for its own interest as usual.

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