KSA welcomes Erdogan's success against coup attempt

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This picture taken on July 16, 2016 shows a tank stuck on a median strip as Turkish police officers walk around it after they took over a military position at the Anatolian side at Uskudar in Istanbul. (AFP / BULENT KILIC)
Updated 16 July 2016
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KSA welcomes Erdogan's success against coup attempt

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday welcomed the restoration of normalcy to Turkey after a failed coup attempt the night before.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia “welcomes the restoration of peace and security in Turkey and the return of the legitimately elected government of President Erdogan. 
“We are confident that the Turkish government is capable of bringing the situations back to normal and ensure stability.”
Members of Turkey's armed forces declared hours earlier that they had taken control of the country as explosions, gunfire and a reported air battle between loyalist forces and supporters of the coup erupted in Ankara, the capital. Erdogan called on the Turkish people to flood the streets in a show of support for his embattled government.
But by Saturday, forces loyal Erdogan quashed the coup attempt. Authorities arrested thousands of people amid gunfire that left dozens of people dead, and Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sent a mass text message to Turkish mobile phones on Saturday imploring Turks to “stand up” for democracy and peace.
The message which came from “RT ERDOGAN” and was signed with his full name, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also called on people to take to the streets against a “narrow cadre.”
 
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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it deposited $250 million with the Sudanese central bank, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s ministry of finance.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan, after mass protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir last month.
The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate," the statement said.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deposited now $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first instalment of the joint package of aid.
The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, confirmed that this deposit constitutes an extension of the Kingdom’s support to the Sudanese people.
He added that this support will strengthen the financial and economic situation in Sudan, especially the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound, which should reflect positively on the living conditions of the Sudanese citizens.