Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in war-torn Somalia

June 3, 2016 10:27 AM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali official says Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Somalia to open the new Turkish embassy in Mogadishu and launch development projects sponsored by his government.

Ahmed Mohamed, a senior policeman said Friday that security has been tightened across the Somali capital where Islamic extremists killed at least 15 people in an attack on a hotel late Wednesday. This is Erdogan's third visit to Somalia, making him the only non-African president to visit Somalia in ...

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