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Turkey Expresses Concern with Somalia’s Latest Political Developments

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Turkey, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed its concern over the latest political developments in Somalia.

On February 21, Turkish foreign affairs ministry issued a press statement on the ongoing situation in the East African nation.

In the statement, Turkey said that it was concerned over the negative developments in Somalia emanating from the dispute over elections.

The foreign affairs ministry urged all stakeholders in Somalia to “act with common sense.”

Specifically, Turkey requested all parties in these developments to stay away from acts that could lead to violence and instability.

Turkey encouraged Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS) to reengage in dialogue to find solutions to the political disputes bedeviling the entire nation.

It also reiterated the importance of conducting electoral talks on the basis of the September 17, 2020 agreement.

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