- Turkey arrests 38 people, some of them Syrian, over alleged ISIS links
- Turkey will not lead the Arab world, says top UAE diplomat
- Erdogan seeks to mend Turkey-Europe ties: 'They oppose Trump's Jerusalem move just like us'
While the government has publicly remained silent, the media seized on a visit this week to Sudan by Turkey' president, a meeting between the chiefs of staff of Sudan, Turkey and Qatar and renewed efforts by Khartoum to revive a border dispute with Egypt.
The new low in relations deepens simmering tensions between Egypt and both Ethiopia and Sudan over the likely impact of a massive dam being built by Addis Abba on Egypt's vital share of Nile River waters.
"Sudanese President Omar Bashir is playing with fire in exchange for dollars," the editor of a Cairo daily, Al-Shorouk, wrote Thursday about Sudan's longtime ruler.