Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Turkey's Prime Minister says he sees hope for the unification of the breakaway Somaliland region with Somalia.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking on Tuesday, days after Turkey
hosted a first round of talks between the Somali and Somaliland
presidents to encourage dialogue between the two.
Somalia wants Somaliland to be part a united country. But the
territory, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has been
a haven of relative peace amid the chaos in the country's south, is
seeking international recognition.
The two leaders agreed to continue talks after meeting in the Turkish
capital on Sunday. Erdogan says they would meet again in Istanbul
"within 90 days" for a second round of talks.