World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday 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 on Saturday while leaving several others injured.
Following his visit to the wounded police guards at an Ankara hospital, Davutoglu said Turkey had stood by Somalia in carrying out "great projects" to help the 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."
He extended his condolences to the family of the Turkish security guard and wished a quick recovery to all those injured.
Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek referred to Saturday's suicide bomb attack on a Turkish Embassy annex in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu and said, "We understand that we stepped on someone's foot. Because Turkey becomes more effective in that region every other day Turkey tries to show the increasing of life standards there by holding humanitarian projects via different ways and methods."
Following his visit to the wounded police guards at an Ankara hospital, Cicek spoke to reporters which he stated that a very disgustful terrorist attack took place in Turkey's Somalian Embassy, upsetting everybody in there.
"One of our security guards has become a martyr there. Four others have been brought to this hospital via our government for their further treatment. We came to say get well soon," Cicek added and informed that wounded were recovering.
Cicek stressed that Turkey was held humanitarian duty in Somalia and emphasized, "Turkey is doing the necessary for a friend country. We know that there are some powers that are uncomfortable with Turkey's facilities and efforts in that region. Unfortunately, they used terrorist organizations once again in order to block Turkey's Africa openings."
One Turkish security guard was killed and several others were injured on Saturday while two suicide bombers were killed as another suicide bomber blew himself up in front of staff building of Turkey's Embassy in Somalian capital Mogadishu.
PM Davutoglu calls for a deescalation in relations with its major trade partner Russia
Dailies on Wednesday cover Turkey's shooting down a Russian warplane that violated its airspace
Turkish president rejects Russian claim of ISIL presence in northern Syria
'No one should have any doubt that we have done our best to avoid this incident,' says Turkish President
Obama: ‘Turkey, like any country in the world, has the right to defend its sovereignty.'
Foreign minister calls off Istanbul trip over downing of Russian warplane
Turkey to receive €3 billion by EU to ensure needs of Syrian refugees are met
Turkey has 'duty' to act against anyone violating borders, PM Davutoglu says
PM Davutoglu has announced the new Cabinet after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved the list presented to him
Charge d'affaires Sergei Panov called to meeting at Foreign Ministry
NATO allies will hold an 'extraordinary' meeting at Ankara's request to discuss Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border
'NATO is monitoring the situation closely. We are in contact with Turkish authorities,' a NATO official says
Turkish military has issued flight radar track on the downed Russian warplane
Turkish dailies on Tuesday focus on regime attacks against Turkmen-populated villages in northwestern Syria
Attacker have opened fire on a police station and also left a car bomb outside it in south-central Turkey’s Adana province
Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that their Su-24 fighter jet was shot down in Syria