Turkey has inaugurated a military base in Somalia. The military base for the training of Somali soldiers was inaugurated in the capital of the country in Mogadishu. The inauguration was attended by Somalian Prime Minister Hasan Ali Hayri and the Chief of General Staff of Turkey, Hulusi Akar.
A total of 200 Turkish soldiers and officers have been stationed in the military base. Hasan Ali Hayri, after thanking Turkey, stressed that with the help of Ankara, Somalia would acquire a credible army that could also fight terrorism.
Akar promised the continuation of the military assistance and reminded that the history of the two countries goes many years back./IBNA