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Press Release Regarding The Attack In Mogadishu , 26.08.2010

We condemn in the strongest terms the attack which took place in a hotel in Mogadishu on 24 August 2010 which resulted in the death of 33 people including some parliamentarians and the injury of many people. We wish mercy upon those who were killed in this deeply saddening attack, convey condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the wounded.

Turkey attaches importance to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of Somalia; and as put forward through the Istanbul Conference on Somalia hosted by Turkey on 21-23 May 2010, makes every effort incumbent on her to overcome the problems and to establish peace and security in Somalia.

Within this context, we will continue to support resolutely the brotherly people of Somalia and the Transitional Federal Government in their efforts to establish stability in the country.