KHARTOUM, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Sudan voiced its strong solidarity with the legitimate government in Turkey on Saturday, declaring support for the country to bolster stability, security and development, as well as enhance its international position.
"The Sudanese government and people have followed, with deep concern, the foiled coup attempt on Friday evening, July 15, 2016, against the legitimate Turkish government," Sudanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The statement congratulated the Turkish government on its victory over the foiled military coup attempt.
"Based on the historical bonds and ties between the two countries, Sudan expresses its strong solidarity and stand alongside the leadership and people of the Republic of sisterly Turkey to strengthen the pillars of stability, security and development, and enhance the deserved international position assumed by sisterly Turkey," it added.
The Turkish authorities have arrested 1,563 military men, with prominent army officers relieved after the coup.
The acting armed forces Chief of Staff, Umit Dundar, declared on Saturday the coup attempt has failed, saying 104 of the coup plotters has been killed.
He also said 90 other people, including civilians, were killed in the events, describing them as "martyrs."