Turkey reportedly worried about safety of its engineers in Somalia

Turkish officials are reportedly holding meetings to express worries over the repeated al-Shabab attacks targeting its engineers in Somalia, following the recent explosion targeting Turkish workers involved in the construction of the Mogadishu Afgoye road.

Turkey’s top diplomat in Somalia on Tuesday held a meeting with the owner of En-Ez, the company that has won Qatari-funded project to rebuild a 30-kilometer road from the capital Mogadishu to Afgoye in the Lower Shabelle region.

Mevlut Cavusoglu had a meeting with Hidayet Zorlu, the owner of the Turkish company En-Ez, to discuss way to reduce the risks to Turkish nationals.

According to report, officials from Turkey have proposed that the construction of the Mogadishu-Afgoye road be stopped. It is noteworthy that the Ankara government has lost engineers and other staff due to militant attacks in Mogadishu.