Guinea: former Guinean president Alpha Condé makes a medical trip to Turkey

Former Guinean President Alpha Condé.

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Friday evening, the Guinean authorities invoked “humanitarian reasons” to justify the departure of the former Guinean president for Turkey.

No other details were given on Alpha Condé's state of health.

A few weeks ago, his party, the RPG, warned of the need to continue medical monitoring abroad. 

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This departure for Turkey corresponds to a wish of Alpha Condé: "

 He insisted on going to Turkey because of his links with President Erdogan, who is his friend 

", indicates an RPG executive.

The principle of a new medical stay was acquired for the Guinean authorities.

But “

 the negotiations were difficult 

” assures this political leader.

The authorities wanted to send Alpha Condé back to Abu Dhabi, where he was recently followed.

The CNRD ended up giving in because of the pressure: "

 The rapprochement between the RPG and the UFDG, who are standing up to the authorities over the duration of the transition, frightens them

 ", indicates another party official.

This time, Alpha Condé traveled without his personal doctor, and without a special forces escort.

Conakry invokes "

 humanitarian

 " reasons to justify this trip, but gives no details on the duration of this stay.

No information either on the guarantees related to his return.

At the beginning of May, justice

instituted proceedings against Alpha Condé

for "assassinations, acts of torture and kidnappings" which would have been committed during his last mandate.

Even if Alpha Condé is absent, justice can continue its work, "

 the process is already underway

 " indicates an observer.

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