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Erdogan is bringing back the war in Somalia

Muqdisho | Times Of Sudan

Turkey, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, does not stop its destabilizing policies in the east, west and south, despite the heavy losses incurred by the Turkish forces stationed in Somalia, but the “Gioror” military division led by Ankara has brought back the atmosphere of war and fighting in the Horn of Africa again.

And due to the refusal of President Muhammad Abdullah Farmajo, whose presidential term ended on February 8, 2021 AD, to hand over power and hold new presidential elections, the fragile and violent Somali policies exploded and intensified.

Last week, the capital, Mogadishu, witnessed gunshots being fired, during the clash of government forces with dissident forces supporting the opposition, due to the delay of the elections. Residents in Mogadishu said that the forces of the special “Gioror” division trained by Turkey attacked civilians and killed demonstrators, which restored the atmosphere of the Somali civil war and paves the way.  The road to security chaos that will benefit the armed forces, foremost of which is the terrorist youth movement.

The “Gorgor” military division, led by Ankara, received high training at the Turkish base in Mogadishu (Turksom). The number of its members ranges between 4,500 and 5,000 soldiers, and they receive weapons and ammunition from Turkey, and are stationed in Mogadishu, Tusmrib and Balad Hawa, while Turksom is their main base for this division.

The Somali opposition says that the Turkish “Giorgur” forces receive orders directly from the Turkish officers at the “Turksom” military base, in addition to orders from President Muhammad Abdullah, known as Farmajo.

The outgoing President, Muhammad Abdullah Farmajo, had asked the Turkish president for military support to control Somalia.

And the political rivalry at the turn of the open conflict raises the concern of Somalia’s allies and is in the interest of Al-Shabaab, which is linked to Al Qaeda, which launches attacks on civilians in East Africa.

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