Turkey to host Somalia-Somaliland talks
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara is seeking to facilitate talks between Somalia and the breakaway region of Somaliland.
Cavusoglu’s remarks was made while he was addressing at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Somalia Contact Group meeting in Doha.
He says Turkey would host Somalia-Somaliland talks which failed in 2015.
Somalia-Somaliland talks have been in stalemate for many years since the last round of talks held in Turkey in 2015 that ended without result due to tough conditions.
Turkey has been seeking a monitoring role in the efforts to end Somalia and Somaliland conflict since 2012.
Somaliland proclaimed independence from the rest of Somalia after the collapse of the central government of Somalia led by the late Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.
Despite restoring peace in its region, but Somaliland has failed to secure international recognition.