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Turkey is to mediate with Al-Shabaab and Somalia state to bring peace

Turkey is mediating between Somalia’s government and the militant Al-Shabaab group to help bring an end to the years-long conflict in the Horn of Africa nation.  “Through the years, Turkey, the only Muslim member in NATO, and Somalia have maintained a pleasant relationship,” Abdihakim Aynte, an independent Somali researcher, said.  He further said that Ankara has notable advantages in mediating between the Somali rivals to end the bloody conflict.  Turkey is known to have spearheaded efforts to provide aid to millions of Somalis ravaged by the years-long conflict in their country.

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