FM: Turkey not change Somalia policy after attacks on Turkish embassy
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey would not change its policy towards Somalia following attacks on a Turkish Embassy annex in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, which killed one Turkish security guard leaving several others injured on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported.
Following his visit to the wounded police guards at an Ankara hospital, Davutoglu said Turkey stood by Somalia carrying out "great projects" to help Somalian people in the past two years.
"Turkey has offered humanitarian help to Somalia worth more than $200 million to help it develop cooperating with many non-governmental organizations," said Davutoglu.
" If life has got back to normal today in Somalia, political process has begun to serve its purpose and Turkey has played an important role in this process. Turkey has helped Somalia for humanitarian values. We have made great sacrifices to help them and to reinforce our friendship and these sacrifices were appreciated by the international community." Davutoglu added.
Davutoglu said Turkey would not give up helping Somalia, adding it was not possible to dissuade it from fulfilling its goals towards its African policy.
He extended his condolences to the family of the Turkish security guard and wished a quick recovery to all those injured.