Somali students say Turkey feels like home

Somali President Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud shakes hand with Kimse Yok Mu president Mr. Unal Ozturk. Behind is Turkish President Mr. Abdullah Gul.
Somali President Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud shakes hand with Kimse Yok Mu president Mr. Unal Ozturk. Behind is Turkish President Mr. Abdullah Gul.


Date posted: December 8, 2012

A group of Somali students brought to Turkey for their education by the charitable foundation Kimse Yok Mu have told Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who arrived in Turkey in his first overseas trip after being elected, that Turkey feels like home.

Somali students from Ankara’s private Samanyolu Serhat school visited the Somali president at the hotel he has been staying in the capitol of Ankara, where he arrived as the guest of President Abdullah Gül on Tuesday.

One of the students, Abdulmacit Hassan Wehlie, told the Somali president that he and his friends are receiving quality education in Turkey and thanked Kimse Yok Mu for giving them such an opportunity. He said they feel like home in Turkey thanks to the charitable foundation.

After the words of the student, President Sheikh Mohamud thanked Kimse Yok Mu as well. Speaking during the visit, Kimse Yok Mu Chairman Ünal Öztürk said the organization will continue devoted efforts to extend a helping hand to the people of Somalia and added that Kimse Yok Mu is working so that Somali students will grow up into responsible adults.

Kimse Yok Mu brought a total of 607 Somali students to Turkey last academic year. Their education expenses are met by the organization. They study in different provinces across the nation.

Meanwhile, a dinner event was also held by Gül in honor of the Somali president. Gül said at the event that the Turkish people stand by Somali with all their means. Mohamud noted that the visit represents that Somali is leaving hard times behind and a new, more representative state is being born. “Somali people and their intellectuals and politicians look after their country and have begun to build a future with hope and excitement,” he said.

Gül recalled that the history of Turkey-Somalia relations dates back to the 16th century, during which the kinship of the two nations has strengthened.

Mohamud stated that Somali feels the presence of Turkey with them and they are happy with the support of the Turks for the future of their country.

Source: Today’s Zaman 6 December 2012


Related News

New Turkish School launched in Chad

A new school building has been launched under the umbrella of Chad-Turkish Educational Institutions active in the central African country Chad, saved from the brink of revolution in early May. In attendance of the grand opening of the school founded by the deceased philanthropist Ahmet Guner from Duzce (a province in Turkey) in the capital […]

AK Party’s Deputy Günay joins intra-party opposition to prep school ban

Another deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has criticized a recent government plan to shut down prep schools, saying that these institutions are not the cause of problems in the education system but a consequence of the current system. Günay’s remarks come one day after the AK Party referred Kütahya deputy İdris Bal to the party’s disciplinary board for expulsion after he opposed the government’s plan to close prep schools.

Turkish nationals in Bangladesh living in fear

In a recent press conference, Ambassador Devrim Öztürk claimed that some Turkish nationals in Dhaka, in particular those working at the Turkish Hope School, were involved with what he called the Gülenist Terror Organisation (FETÖ). Foreign Ministry officials who spoke to the Dhaka Tribune said they saw the ambassador’s request as a violation of diplomatic norms.

President Gul says debates over prep schools should not lead to ‘resentment’

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has said ongoing debates over a recent controversy over the government’s move to shut down prep schools should not lead to “resentment.” The government’s plan to ban private tutoring institutions that train students for high school and university entrance exams has divided society and led to fear among some segments of the public that socioeconomic differences may further affect students’ academic achievement after the closure.

Chief General Eduardo Año: We don’t consider Gulen movement a terror group

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año has confirmed that the movement linked to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen is not labeled as a terror group. Interviewed by reporters in Malacañang, Año said organizations in the Philippines linked to the Gulen movement have been helping people.

Turkey detains Mozambican software developer over links to Gülen movement

Helton Silva Malambane, a software developer from Mozambique who previously worked with the now-shut-down Fatih University, was detained by police at his residence in İstanbul over links to the Gülen movement, whose sympathizers the government accuses of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15. Twenty-seven-year-old Malambane was detained after police received anonymous tips about him.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Despite pressure, Pak-Turk schools won’t be shut

General Staff ordered broadcasting of anti-Gülen recordings

Deputy slams AK Party with creating crisis as he resigns from party

Kimse Yok Mu presents gifts to 8,000 children in Diyarbakır

Corruption investigation: Questions that will hound PM Erdoğan

US Cannot ‘Suspend’ Constitution for Gulen Extradition – Ex-Prosecutor

Is There ‘The Cemaat’ Under Every Stone?

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News