Somalia, Turkey discuss mutual judicial cooperation

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ANKARA – Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag yesterday met his Somali counterpart, Hassan Moalim, in the Turkish capital Ankara to discuss mutual judicial cooperation.

During the meeting, Bozdag praised what he described as the “efforts of the Somali authorities” to end the activities of Turkish terrorist organizations on its soil.

He told reporters that the Somali authorities had handed the management of schools belonging to these groups to the Turkish government.

The Turkish minister pointed out that his country would sign new agreements with Somalia in the fields of “human rights and justice.”

Moalim said he had visited prison institutions in Turkiye and received information about their system, stressing that he had spoken with Turkish officials about the “importance of historical relations, common heritage, the support provided by Ankara to Mogadishu, as well as ways to develop cooperation.”

Turkey has close relations with Somalia and provides training to the military and police. Ankara and Mogadishu strengthened their relationship when Erdogan came to Mogadishu during a famine in the country in 2011.

Turkey also implements development projects in Somalia and has given scholarships to hundreds of students who go to study in its country every year.

Shabelle Media Network + MEMO

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