Ankara gives its military allies a boost with mining
Turkey is keen to build new alliances in the Sahel
On 18 January, the insurgents of the al-Shabaab movement, which has ties to al-Qaeda, attacked a convoy of the Somali National Army (SNA) that was escorting Turkish engineers involved in upgrading the Afgoye road. Six of the engineers were wounded
Riding on the honeymoon phase of Ankara and Conakry's political and economic relations (WAN 811), Turkish billionaire Ahmet Calik, who is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has secured a strategic mining alliance with the Guinean government.