A delegation from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled last month to Mogadiscio.
Jubaland minister for internal security Adbirashid Janan has rallied to incumbent president Farmajo in a savvy political coup that is a slap in the face for all of Farmajo's direct political opponents, especially Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Somalia's president, increasingly isolated in the international arena, saw his term in office end on 8 February. He is desperately seeking support from outside his clan to keep himself in the top job.
Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Katmerciler is negotiating a $30m contract to supply 50 Hizir armoured personnel carriers to the Kenyan police as the Kenyan army prepares to take delivery of 100 others. The Katmerci family's energetic sales drive is getting full backing from President Erdogan.
As Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somalian opposite number Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo position their armies on either side of their common border, American, British and European diplomats are trying to persuade the Kenyan head of state to engage in talks.
With extensive business interests in Somalia, Turkey is discreetly involving itself in discussions between the leaders of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland.