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Analysis: Turkey challenges Iran in Somalia

Turkey’s newfound increased interest in Somalia, often  regarded as a “failed state,” is not founded merely on the intense humanitarian disaster underway in the country; there are geopolitical aspirations, as well. Somalia’s strategic location on the Horn of Africa promises fantastic benefits for future trade deals. A more subtle cause of Turkey’s increased interest, though, is to counter Iran’s aggressive efforts to increase influence in the third world, as a result of its deteriorating international status linked to its nuclear aspirations

Both Turkey’s and Iran’s spectacular interest in obtaining influence in Somalia has led to an astonishing and clear competition for clout in the strategically located country.

Today’s Zaman, Turkey

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