Friday, 12 August 2011

Turkish Prime Minister to visit Somalia

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to famine torn Somalia next Thursday as part of his travels to stricken areas in East Africa with his family and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Erdogan’s visit to Somalia comes of the back of Turkey’s recent pledge to help supply Africa with aid, Turkey recently announced new policies to be implemented during Ramadan to help Somalia and a third supply cargo plane recently landed in Somalia with more than 50 tonnes worth of aid for the stricken country.

Somalia is currently suffering from its worst drought for more than 60 years. The United Nations have recently estimated that 187 out of every 5,000 Somali children die before the age of 5 in Somalia.

The visit of the Turkish Prime Minister shows the importance that Turkey is giving the Aid for Africa campaign. Turkey is currently enjoying a rich stable economy and the Turkish people have taken it upon themselves to help Africa at a time of need.


  1. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already been my favourite world leader. He is outspoken, he is the kind of leader today a country needs. as Somali we feel very proud to welcome bro Erdogan to Somalia. Friend in need is a friend indeed. thnx