Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Turkish army establishing military base in Somalia"

Of course they are.
From PressTV:
Ankara has started to build a military base in Somalia to train soldiers from African countries to fight against al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militants, a report says. 
In a Monday report, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah cited military sources as saying that based on an agreement between the Turkish and Somali governments, over 1,500 Somali troops will be trained by 200 Turkish military officers at the base, being established in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. 
Emil Tekin, an official from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said last week that the “military training center will also be an important base to provide military training to all of Africa.” 
Tekin added that the Turkish army is also planning to build a military school in Somalia to train officers....MORE
 Last month, Turkey announced plans to construct its first overseas military base in Qatar following an agreement signed between the two countries. The base is expected to accommodate 3,000 soldiers.