Somali President flies to Turkey

MOGADISHU, Somalia – High level delegation led by Somali president Mohamed Abudullahi Farmajo has flown to the capital of Ankara to attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish president in Ankara.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be sworn in as president on Monday after a move which granted the leader more sweeping powers than ever before.

Erdoğan has held power in Turkey for 15 years — first as the country’s prime minister from 2003 to 2014, and now as president, a position he’s held since 2014.

Turkish president has also seemingly stopped at nothing to preserve his power.

He has silenced his challengers, jailed dozens of journalists, changed the Turkish constitution, and survived a failed military coup last year that attempted to oust him out of power.