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    Chief spy for Turkey Kalın meets with President of Somalia

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    Somali Magazine: On Tuesday, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of Somalia, and Ibrahim Kalın, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), met in Mogadishu.

    They talked about how to deepen Turkey-Somalia strategic cooperation in important areas of shared interest, such as security, intelligence, cooperative counterterrorism measures, and fostering regional stability, according to a statement released by the Somali president.

    Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, the head of Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), was also present at the conference.

    Turkey and Somalia inked a defense and economic cooperation pact in February, and Turkey will support Somalia’s maritime security efforts to help the African nation guard its territorial seas.

    Turkey, a strong friend of the country in the Horn of Africa, has provided substantial humanitarian help to it as well as investments in infrastructure, health care, and education.

    In addition to establishing its largest overseas military base there to train the Somali national army, Turkey maintains its largest embassy in Africa in the capital city of Mogadishu.

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