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Turkey on Wednesday announced that it was pleased to see the new Somali parliament convene as an important step to finalize the period of transition.
In a written statement released Wednesday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that they were pleased to see the new Somali parliament convene on August 20, 2012.
"We appreciate the efforts of Somali politicians and wish that the election of the members of the Somali parliament takes place in a just and transparent manner in the shortest time possible," the MFA said.
"We want to call on Somali politicians to complete the process for the election of the speaker of Somali parliament and the Somali president in a speedy manner. In this critical period, Turkey will continue to be on the side of the Somali people and will do all assistance possible," the MFA also said.
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