Turkey offers condolences to Somalia


The Turkish Foreign Ministry offered its condolences to the government and people of Somalia for the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in the capital, Mogadishu.


The ministry said in a statement on Sunday that it had received with great sadness the news of the killing and wounding of a number of people in an attack on a military training center west of the capital, Mogadishu.

The statement added: “We condemn in the strongest terms this heinous terrorist attack, and have mercy on the lives of the victims, and we wish a speedy recovery for the injured, and we offer our condolences to their families and the entire government and people of Somalia.”


The statement affirmed that Turkey will continue to stand with all its capabilities on the side of Somalia in its struggle against terrorism.

And earlier today, Somali media said that at least 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the entrance to a military training center west of the capital, Mogadishu, and was claimed by the “Al-Shabab” movement.


For years, Somalia has been waging a war against the “Al-Shabab” movement, which was founded in early 2004, and it is an armed movement ideologically affiliated with “Al-Qaeda” and has adopted numerous terrorist operations that have claimed hundreds of lives.