PM says Turkey to keep aid to Somalia

Prime Ministry has issued a joint statement from Erdogan and Somali Premier Shirdon, who is on a working visit to Turkey Sept 25-30

PM says Turkey to keep aid to Somalia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would maintain its humanitarian aid to Somalia, as the latter's premier is on a working visit at Erdogan's invitation on Sept 25-30.

A statement by Turkish Prime Ministry said late on Friday that Erdogan reiterated Turkey's continued support for the Somali government and people.

The statement added that Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon expressed his government's gratitude for Turkey's help, and offered his condolences for the June 27 attack on Turkish embassy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed three people.

Shirdon admitted his country faces security issues, referring to a deadly mall attack in Kenya carried out by Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab, which also carried out the embassy attack.

Shirdon told AA in an earlier interview on Thursday that his government intended to dissolve the radical militant organization.


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Muhammed Öylek