(From L) Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan,Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekcithe and Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new Turkish embassy in Mogadishu on June 3, 2016.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has visited Somalia on the third and last leg of his East African tour to open Turkish sponsored projects including health facilities and the largest Turkish embassy in the world. Erdogan is the only non-African president to visit Somalia in decades. Turkey is also set to open its first military base in Africa where Turkish military officers will train Somali troops and soldiers from other African countries. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)