Turkey makes a strong statement with massive Somalia embassy

The newly opened Turkish embassy in Mogadishu on June 3, 2016. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has visited Somalia on the third and last leg of his East African tour to open Turkish sponsored projects including health facilities and the largest Turkish embassy in the world. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The new facility, which overlooks the popular Lido Beach, is the largest Turkish embassy in the world.
  • Just after cutting the ribbon to declare the embassy building open, President Erdogan promised that Turkey would establish an army training camp in Somalia.
  • The Turkish leader disclosed that new premises to house the Somalia Federal Parliament would be built in Mogadishu within two years.

On June 3, Somalia received a game changing delegation from Turkey.

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