Somali commandos arrive home after training in Turkey

Since a groundbreaking visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2011, Turkey and Somalia have enjoyed deep-rooted relations spanning several fields.

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Somali commandos arrive home after training in Turkey

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Over 100 Somali Gorgor (Eagle) commandos trained by the Turkish Armed Forces arrived home on Saturday.

The Somali National Army's (SNA) infantry forces commander Mohamed Tahlil Bihi and senior government officials received the elite force personnel at the Adan Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu.

Military officials told Anadolu Agency that the troops received modern commando training in Isparta, Turkey, and will be deployed on the frontline to fight against the al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab.

Turkey has been training Somali soldiers for the last four years as part of a 2010 military training cooperation agreement.

Since a groundbreaking visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2011, Turkey and Somalia have enjoyed deep-rooted relations spanning several fields.

Anadolu Agency/Turkey

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