Sudan-Turkey: Al-Bashir skips Islamic summit

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Sudanese President al-Bashir has cancelled a visit to Turkey amid an EU push to arrest him for war crimes charges, notes AlJazeera. Omar al-Bashir told Abdullah Gul, his Turkish counterpart on Sunday that he would not attend the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul on Monday. The EU had called on host Turkey to either stop al-Bashir from attending the economic summit or arrest him upon arrival.

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