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Somalia-Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries, and not a power play for the Horn of Africa

Somalia-Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries, and not a power play for the Horn of Africa

A recent defence deal between Somalia and Turkey has great significance for Somalia and the region’s security. The agreement, which covers both land and sea, aims to enhance defence cooperation between Turkey and Somalia. It includes the possibility of Turkey providing both training and equipment for a Somali navy. Its near-term impact should, however, not be exaggerated. BRENDON J. CANNON, Assistant Professor, Khalifa University Instead, it should be understood as a good-faith agreement signed between asymmetric powers whose interests overlap a little, at present. My research on the geopolitics and security agreements over the past few decades covering Turkey, Somalia…
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