Will Istanbul Conference engender a common vision for Somalia?

Mr. Mohamud M. Uluso - The succor of Turkish government to the people of Somalia has caused different reactions. First, it has uplifted the hope and spirit of the Somali people afflicted by the combination of civil war, famine, brutal rule of Al-Shabab, the abuses of corrupted Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the dividing and disempowering policies of the international community.
Will Istanbul Conference engender a common vision for Somalia?

Second, it has irritated the regional power –Ethiopia for potential break-up of its uncontested dominance on Somalia. And third, it has heightened the suspicion of United States of America and Europe on Turkey’s intention towards Somalia.

The US government expressed its exasperation about what it has described as a biased Somali exceptional gratitude to Turkey for its late and still less support compare to the US Government’s massive assistance to Somalia in funding the African Union military operation (AMISOM) and UN humanitarian operations for Somalia.

The involvement of Turkey in Somalia has concentrated on the humanitarian situation and social development. As I have discussed in one of my articles on the London Conference on Somalia Somalia

Editorial 29 April 2022 13:51

Somalia is on the move. It is pushing for foreign investment, and large infrastructure projects are changing the face of its scarred capital city, Mogadishu. These developments could promise better fortunes for Somalis as the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic