With help from foreign countries like Turkey, Sudan has been working to restore Suakin as tourism and trade destination.
Operation Dawn of Gulf of Aden in 2011
Turkey intervened last year in the Qatar-gulf crisis – one of the biggest diplomatic rifts in a decade. Qatar was cornered by several fellow GCC member states over accusations of supporting terrorism. The impact of that move seems to have lingered, with Arab nations now criticising Turkey about a recent deal struck with Sudan. Sudan handed over Suakin Island located in the Red Sea to Turkey to build a naval dock and boost tourism. But Sudan’s neighbours see it as a threat to their security. Omer Kablan reports.
Suakin: Sudan’s forgotten Red Sea port