Monday September 26, 2022
Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye, in this undated file photo. (AA File Photo)
The Foreign Ministry extended condolences to Somalia over the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu on Sunday.The statement also said Türkiye will continue to support Somalia’s counterterrorism fight.
In a statement, the ministry condemned the terrorist attack, which targeted the Dhagabadan military facility in the capital, in which scores of people lost their lives and were injured.
At least 15 people lost their lives after a suicide bomber targeted the military facility in Mogadishu.
Al-Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.
Turkish-Somali relations have experienced great success over the years and as part of their strategy of cooperation, Türkiye has trained nearly one-third of the Somali military forces.
In addition to military cooperation, the two countries also partner on health, education and other initiatives.
Türkiye's vast aid effort at the height of the 2011 famine endeared it to many Somali people, and it has continued to pour in aid, much of it from private companies.
Türkiye has built schools, hospitals and infrastructure and has provided Somalis with scholarships to study in Türkiye.
Somalia was also the first country where the Maarif Foundation successfully made its foray, in a bid to replace schools once operated by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).