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    Turkish and Somali presidents address Israeli’massacres’ in Palestine and humanitarian relief.

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met on Saturday to discuss Israeli “massacres” in the Palestinian territories, humanitarian help, and bilateral relations.

    “The meeting discussed Turkey-Somalia relations, Israel’s massacres in the Palestinian territories, humanitarian aid, the fight against terrorism, and regional and global issues,” the country’s Communications Directorate stated on X.

    The two presidents met on the margins of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum.

    During the discussion, President Erdogan reaffirmed Ankara’s continuous commitment to Somalia across all areas, with a focus on defense.

    In addition, Erdogan underlined Turkey’s willingness to participate in any mediation attempts to resolve tensions between Somalia and Ethiopia.

    “Stating that Israel’s reckless attacks on Palestinian land must end, President Erdogan added that the foundation of lasting peace must be built on the basis of the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, based on the 1967 borders,” the directorate said in a statement.

    The meeting was also attended by Turkish National Defense Minister Yasar Guler, the director of the country’s National Intelligence Organization Ibrahim Kalin, and the president’s main advisor Akif Cagatay Kilic.

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