Turkey urges Somali leaders election deadlock
Turkey's Foreign Ministry announced that it is concerned by the lack of consensus between Somalia's political factions regarding the election process. In a statement, the Turkish foreign ministry has expressed concern over the continued political deadlock, urging the leaders from the federal government and its member states together to resolve disputes. “We are concerned that the lack of consensus so far among the stakeholders on the election process in Somalia might disrupt the Somali people’s expectation for the development of their country, as well as achieving peace and prosperity,” the statement said. It added that Turkey has invited the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Federal Member States (FMS) to come together and resolve disputes with an inclusive and constructive dialogue on the basis of the consensus reached on Sept. 17, 2020. “We emphasize the importance of holding the elections without further delay. We reiterate our support to the friendly and brotherly Somali people and government to overcome this deadlock as soon as possible,” the statement added.