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Turkiye will guard waters of Somalia for next 10 years

Turkiye will guard waters of Somalia for next 10 years Photo: The Turkish Navy will protect the waters of Somalia for the next 10 years (

Turkish Naval Forces will be guarding the territorial waters of Somalia over the next 10 years as part of a defense cooperation agreement signed between the two countries, reports Anadolu.

It is noted that the agreement also involves cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism, external threats, piracy, and illegal fishing.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in his address, mentioned that the country is in a difficult situation due to the operation against terrorist militants. According to him, significant progress is observed in the operation.

Anadolu reports that the news of the agreement between Somalia and Turkiye emerged against the backdrop of the prolonged conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia. In early January, the Ethiopian government signed an agreement with the unrecognized state of Somaliland for access to the port of Berbera in the Red Sea.

Somalia considers Somaliland its territory. After the signing of the agreement, the Somali leadership demanded its cancellation and recalled its ambassador to Ethiopia.

It was previously reported that Turkiye, Bulgaria, and Romania had reached an agreement to jointly counteract sea mines threatening navigation in the Black Sea since the onset of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.