Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has expressed its condolences to Somalia over the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu on Sunday, The trend reports with reference to
In a statement, the ministry condemned the terrorist attack targeting the Dhagabadan military facility in the capital, which left dozens dead and injured.
The statement also said that Turkey will continue to support Somalia’s fight against terrorism.
At least 15 people were killed in a suicide attack on a military facility in Mogadishu.
The terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Turkish-Somali relations have seen great success over the years, with Turkey training almost one-third of Somalia’s military as part of its cooperation strategy.
In addition to military cooperation, the two countries also have partnerships in health, education and other initiatives.
Turkey’s extensive relief efforts at the height of the 2011 famine endeared it to many Somalis, and it continued to provide aid, mostly from private companies.
Türkiye built schools, hospitals and infrastructure and provided scholarships for Somalis to study in Turkiye.
Somalia also became the first country where the Maarif Foundation successfully raided in an attempt to replace schools once run by the Gülenist terrorist group (FETO).