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Turkish President Erdogan arrives in Mogadishu, Somalia

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Jan 25th, 2015
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New Termnal in Mogadishu Airport ( Aden Abdulle International Airport, which opened by Turkish President and Somali President

New Terminal in Mogadishu Airport ( Aden Abdulle International Airport) which opened by Turkish President and Somali President

Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish President Rajeb Tayib Erdogan has arrived on Sunday at the Aden Abdulle International Airpor ( Mogadishu Airport) where Somali government organized a welcoming ceremony for the visiting president.

Hundreds of security personnel have been deployed in Mogadishu’s major roads to ward off any attack from the Islamists in the region.

The Turkish president who is on official tour in Africa visited Djibouti and Ethiopia to bolster Turkey’s economic and cooperation interest in the region. People movements in the capital were suspended during his visit in the war torn Somalia.

Somali president Hassan Shikh Mohamud has received his Turkish counterpart at Aden AbdulleInternational airport. Turkish president is accompanied by a delegation of Turkish business leaders for his second historic visit in Somalia.

“Your Excellency welcome to your second country, I am very grateful the projects you have implemented in Somalia “President Hassan said.

In his remarks, Turkish president thanked Somali government officials for their welcome and launched the long a waited Mogadishu airport terminal.

“Turkish government will continue supporting Somalia and also I am very pleased to launch this new Terminal” Turkish president said. Top officials from UN, EU, AU, IGAD and representatives from the neighboring countries were present at the inaugural ceremony held in Mogadishu.

Turkish President opened with his Somali counterpart new terminal to Mogadishu airport , which was built by Favori ,Turkish company.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud officially inaugurate Digfeer Hospital in Mogadishu, which is one of the largest hospitals in East Africa and more equipped.

Digfeer Hospital in Mogadishu

Digfeer Hospital in Mogadishu

This hospital has been re-built and equipped by Turkey.

On Thursday Al-shabaab militants killed five in an attack in the capital. The group targeted SYL Hotel near Mogadishu presidential compound, where Turkish officials were meeting officials said.

Al-shabaab is seeking to topple the western backed Mogadishu government despite the group lost their key grounds in the southern Somali regions due to Anti Al-shabab Eagle operations.

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