ISTANBUL (Halbeeg News) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed a new ambassador to one of the Turkish allies in the African Continent.
According to the decree, President Erdogan nominated Mehmet Yılmaz to lead Turkey’s diplomatic missions in Somalia.
Mr. Yılmaz will replace Olgan Bekar who has been serving as Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia since 2014.
The new envoy is expected to arrive in Mogadishu soon to take up his job to lead the Turkish embassy in Somalia.
His predecessor, Olgan had played a very important role in enhancing Turkey’s relationship with the Horn of Africa Nation.
Somali government on Friday hailed the increased trade and stronger bilateral relationships Somalia has with Turkey thanks to the outgoing ambassador.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheir Abdi made the remarks when he bade farewell to the outgoing ambassadors from Turkey.
The State Minister said that Ambassador Olgan Bekar was a best friend and a supporter of the multifaceted diplomatic relations between Mogadishu and Ankara.
Bekar, the outgoing ambassador, received special recognition among the Somalis officially and publicly during his four-year term as a diplomat.