Thursday, May 24, 2012

Turkey Engages Somalia

During the past year, Turkey has undertaken extraordinary engagement in Somalia, including the establishment of an embassy, a visit by Turkey's prime minister, and two flights a week by Turkish Airlines between Turkey, Khartoum and Mogadishu. Berouk Mesfin, senior researcher for conflict prevention and risk analysis at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, has summarized this relationship. He concludes that Turkey seems to have won broad acceptance among Somalis, something that few other countries have been able to achieve.

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