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Turkish Foreign Minister Engages in High-Level Talks with Somali President

No additional details emerged from the gathering.In 2011, Somalia and Türkiye sealed a solid camaraderie after Turkish President (then Prime Minister) Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Horn of Africa—a premiere for any non-African leader in over two decades.Türkiye cherishes long-standing bonds with Somalia, grounded in "win-win" principles, and has executed over 150 development aid ventures through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) since 2011.Türkiye's biggest African embassy resides in Mogadishu’s…

Turkish Ambassador Emphasizes Vital Role of Turkey’s Military and Technical Aid in Securing Stability in Somalia

ANKARA, Türkiye (AX)—Fathudin Ali Mohamed, Somalia's new ambassador to Türkiye, emphasized in an interview with Turkish national public broadcaster TRT the crucial role of Türkiye's military and civil technological aid in fostering Somalia's stability and economic prosperity. According to Mohamed, this support not only benefits Somalia but also enhances security and prosperity throughout the region. Military collaboration stands at the core of the Türkiye-Somalia relationship. Camp TURKSOM, a Turkish military training…

Boosting Military Cooperation: Somali and Turkish Defense Ministers Forge Stronger Bonds at EFES-2024 in Izmir

Somali Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur met with Turkish Defense Minister Yaşar Güler during the EFES-2024 Exercise's Distinguished Observer Day in Izmir. The ministers discussed enhancing defense relations between their nations. "Our Turkish comrades play a crucial role in strengthening our military, advancing it, and combatting the Khawarij," stated the Somali Defense Minister. The Defense Industry Products Exhibition on May 29-30 will exhibit products from 47 defense firms. The exercise will allow participating…

President Erdoğan Welcomes Somalia’s New Ambassador with Official Credentials

In a grand gesture, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accepted the credentials from Somalia's new ambassador, Fathudin A. Mohamed. Ambassador Mohamed formally presented his credentials to President Erdoğan, expressing gratitude for Turkey's unwavering support to Somalia. Last April, Somalia appointed Mohamed as its ambassador to Turkey, a move that strengthened diplomatic ties between the two nations. This appointment was just one of ten new ambassadors sent out by Somalia as part of a wider diplomatic strategy for the…

23 Innocent Lives Lost in Somalia Due to Turkish Drone Attack

Reports from Mogadishu, Somalia reveal that 23 civilians lost their lives due to alleged Turkish drone strikes. The Amnesty International organization is calling for immediate investigations into these incidents, which they label as 'crimes against humanity' and war crimes. The tragic events took place on March 18, 2024, resulting in the deaths of 14 children, 5 women, and 4 men belonging to the marginalized Gorgaarte clan. A total of 17 individuals were also injured in the airstrikes. The strikes occurred near Bagdad…

Somali Officials Dismiss Amnesty’s Findings on Civilian Harm in Turkish Drone Strikes

The Somali government refuted the Amnesty International report accusing it of causing civilian deaths in Turkish drone strikes in Lower Shabelle. Deputy Information Minister Abdirahman Adala clarified that the military operations against al-Shabab have not resulted in civilian casualties. Minister Abdirahman Al-Addala assured that the military is vigilant and there have been no civilian casualties in any operation. He mentioned that the government has designated targets for the Turkish drones and conducted follow-up…

Turkish drones wreak havoc in Somalia, claiming lives of 23 innocent civilians, including children, reports Amnesty International

The global watchdog urged Somalia and Turkey to investigate the incidents for possible "war crimes." Amnesty International accused the Somali government of killing over two dozen civilians using Turkish drones in attacks against Islamist insurgents, potentially constituting war crimes. The London-based organization reported the deaths of 23 civilians, including 14 children and five women, during drone strikes on March 18 in Lower Shabelle, southern Somalia, based on victim and witness accounts, satellite imagery, and medical…

Investigation Uncovers Possible War Crimes: 23 Civilians Killed in Turkey’s Airstrikes in Somalia

In March, 14 children and 17 civilians were harmed in attacks that could be considered as war crimes. Families of the victims should be compensated for their losses. According to Amnesty International, two separate incidents that resulted in the death of 23 civilians during Somali military operations assisted by Turkish drones ought to be thoroughly investigated as potential war crimes. On March 18, 2024, strikes in the Lower Shabelle region tragically took the lives of 14 children and other civilians. The armed conflict…

Somaliland vehemently opposes Turkish naval activities during negotiations over Ethiopian maritime agreement

During an interview with BBC Somali, Somaliland's Foreign Minister, Dr. Essa Kayd Mohamud, discussed the autonomous control of Somaliland's waters, making a clear distinction from Somalia's authority. Mohamud informed Turkey that access to Somaliland's shores is restricted, asserting the independent management of its maritime borders. Emphasizing Somaliland's stance, Mohamud expressed positivity regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, dispelling concerns about its impact. He anticipates a smooth…

North Western of Somalia Issues Strong Warning to Turkish Navy: Heightened Tensions Erupt Over Maritime Pact

North Western of Somalia Issues Caution Towards Turkish Naval Ships: Dispute Escalates Over Marine Security Deal In recent events, North Western of Somalia, a self-proclaimed autonomous enclave, has firmly warned against the potential arrival of Turkish military vessels near its shores. This cautionary move comes following a security pact inked between Turkey and Somalia earlier this year. The accord, officially greenlit by the Somali cabinet in the month of February 2024, aims to fortify Somalia's maritime defenses,…

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