Turkey has pledged to continue supporting the government and the people of Somalia, in the latest release made by Turkey.
Turkey’s envoy, speaking at an event to mark the country’s Independence Day on 29th October thanked Somalia’s officials who graced the occasion, lauding the close ties the two countries have enjoyed dating back to the ties between the Adal Sultanate and the Ottoman Empire.
Somalia and Turkey are longstanding partners, engaging in close development cooperation. Somalia has an embassy in Ankara, and Turkey maintains an embassy in Mogadishu.
In May 2010, the Somali and Turkish governments signed a military training agreement with Somalia.
Outlining training, technical and scientific cooperation, the treaty includes joint-service exercises between both national militaries and exchanges of delegations and personnel.
It also encompasses training by the Turkish Military Medical Academy and Mapping General Command, between the gendarmerie and coast guard, as well as in-field training and education at national military installations and institutions.
On Thursday 29th October, 2015, Turkey formally opened an ultramodern embassy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu to further strengthen the ties between the two countries.