Turkey’s police special operations chief is in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu to boost cooperation between the two countries, the Turkish Embassy in Somalia said Monday.

In a statement, the embassy said the Chief of the Special Police Unit of the Turkish National Police, Selami Turker, paid an official visit to Somalia.

“He met with Somali officials and had the opportunity to exchange views on the ongoing cooperation between our two countries,” it said.

The embassy said that Turker also participated in celebrations for Somali Police Day as the chief special guest.

“In addition, he attended the groundbreaking ceremony of

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