World Bulletin / News Desk
The neighbors are close trading partners but ties were long rocky under former President Hosni Mubarak after he accused Sudanese Islamists of having helped gunmen in an assassination attempt against him in Ethiopia in 1995.
Turabi, who used to be the spiritual father of Bashir's 1989 Islamist coup until both later fell out, said Mursi had become a victim of a coalition of the army, Christians and "liberals who believe in democracy for themselves but not for others."
"This is a coup against the constitution, against the legitimacy," Turabi told reporters. "He (Mursi) was the first democratically elected leader. He issued a constitution which the people wanted."