Erdogan delays Somalia trip to attend Saudi king's funeral

January 23, 2015 7:15 AM

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Erdogan delays Somalia trip to attend Saudi king's funeral

NAIROBI/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has postponed Friday's planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, Somali and Turkish sources said, a day after a bomb targeted a Turkish delegation in the capital Mogadishu.

"It's just a postponement. He will be coming to Somalia after the funeral but we don’t know the exact date or the time," Daud Aweis, spokesman for the Somali presidency, told Reuters.

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