Saturday, September 30, 2017

Turkey Opens Its Largest Overseas Military Base In Somalia

VOA: Turkey Opens Largest Foreign Military Base in Mogadishu

WASHINGTON — Turkey’s largest foreign military base in the world opened Saturday in Mogadishu, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Somali leaders, top Turkish military officials and diplomats.

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and the head of the Turkish military, General Hulusi Akar have jointly inaugurated the 4 square kilometer (1.54 square mile) facility, which holds three military residential complexes, training venues, and sports courts. It had been under construction for the last two years.

General Akar said the base is the biggest sign of how Turkey wants to help Somalia.

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More News On Turkey Opening Its Largest Overseas Military Base In Somalia

Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu to train Somali soldiers -- Reuters
Turkey Opens Military Training Base in Somalia Capital -- US News and World Report/AP
Turkey opens $50m training camp for Somali Army -- Arab News
Somalia hosts Turkey's largest overseas military base -- Africanews
Turkey opens its largest overseas military base in Africa -- RT

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