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    Turkey regards the Ethiopia-Somaliland agreement as a violation of Somalia’s sovereignty.

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    Somali  Magazine – Turkey has strongly condemned the deal reached by Ethiopia and Somaliland on January 1, 2024, which it regards as an infringement on the Somali people’s rights and interests.

    The Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership and Cooperation was announced in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi, without consulting or telling the Federal Government of Somalia.

    Mr. ncü Keçeli, Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement made on January 4, 2024, that Turkey was profoundly disturbed by this unilateral decision, which he said was counter to international law and the values of good neighborliness.

    “Turkey reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the Federal Republic of Somalia’s unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.” “We emphasize that this position is also required by international law,” stated Mr. Keçeli.

    He went on to say that Turkey wished for a peaceful and long-term resolution of the Somalia-Somaliland problem through direct engagement and negotiations between the Somali parties, and he emphasized Turkey’s support for any constructive efforts in this area.

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