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Turkish military base in Somalia provides aid to injured soldiers’ families

 Sanem Topal

Turkish officials in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu ensure the delivery of aid to the families of injured soldiers from the Gorgor Unit, currently undergoing treatment at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital

Turkish officials in the military base in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, reported that food aid was delivered to the families of two soldiers from the Gorgor Unit who were injured during the security operation and are currently receiving treatment at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital.

The aid was provided to support the families of the injured soldiers and to demonstrate that they were always there to support them, Officials emphasized.

Additionally, it was stated that the aid aims to support the armed forces actively involved in security and counter-terrorism operations, as well as their families.

Türkiye’s largest overseas base

The Somali Turkish Task Force Command, TURKSOM, is Türkiye’s largest overseas base. With the “Defense and Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement” signed in February 2024, the strategic importance of the base has significantly increased.

The base, also known as TURKSOM, was opened on September 30, 2017.

Training is provided to Somali land, air, and naval forces personnel at the Anadolu Barracks.

Support provided in counter-terrorism, at Somalia’s request, will also be extended to maritime security.

This will open the way for the Somali people to benefit from the wealth of the sea.

Source: Turkiye

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