Turkey will have its own cosmodrome in Somalia


Turkey wants to build its own cosmodrome in Somalia, spending about $ 350 million on this as part of its national space program, worth more than $ 1 billion, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah writes, citing the London network agency News Middle East Eye covering events in the Middle East.


On February 10, 2021, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about Ankara's plans during the opening ceremony of the country's national space program. The ten-year strategy provides for: establishing "first contact" with a celestial body (natural satellite of the Earth - the Moon) in 2023, sending cosmonauts / astronauts into space, cooperation with other states in the construction of a cosmodrome and creating a global brand of satellite of technologies... The implementation is entrusted to the Turkish Space Agency (TUA).

The most important goal for our national space program is contact of the 100th anniversary republic with the Moon. God willing, we will fly to the moon. I believe that Turkish engineers will be able to fulfill this mission

- announced Erdogan, during a colorful presentation.

MEE claims, citing a high-ranking Turkish source, that the government plans to build an appropriate missile site in the indicated African country, which already has (in Mogadishu) Turkey's largest military base. There is excellent interaction between the two countries.

The Turkish government also intends to provide grants for Turkish doctoral students who will travel abroad to study astrophysics, and will provide research and development funding to Turkish universities totaling about $ 150 million.

- said the informant to MEE.

Over the past years, Turkish-Somali relations have achieved great success. Within the framework of strategic cooperation, Turkey has trained a third of the Somali armed forces. The countries are also friends in other areas, and diplomatic communication between them dates back to the XNUMXth century - the times of the Ottoman Empire and the Adal sultanate.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 20 February 2021 20: 33
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    Well, Somalia is a reliable partner with a stable internal ...
    Question: Did the Turks also prepare the pirates? Or only a third of them?
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 20 February 2021 20: 54
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    Will East European Somalia Help With Technology?
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 20 February 2021 21: 49
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    Countries stronger than Turkey left Somalia, such as the USA, the USSR, Italy, so the Turks could not hold out there.
  4. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
    Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 20 February 2021 23: 51
    0
    And where will he get the launch vehicle? Does he rivet himself?
    1. aries2200 Offline aries2200
      aries2200 (aries) 21 February 2021 02: 29
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      Azer, new friends, will buy in Cherkizon ................ wink
      1. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
        Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 21 February 2021 23: 42
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        kirdyk has already arrived for Cherkizon
    2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 21 February 2021 15: 03
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      Putin will sell all the technology, while Yerdogan is a tailor.
  5. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 21 February 2021 02: 28
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    With such capital investments ... the Turks well ... a meteorological rocket at 50 km height will be able to master ............
  6. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 21 February 2021 09: 03
    -3
    ... Meanwhile, the great power Kazakhstan is planning to take Baikonur from Russia, and Rogozin is unsuccessfully trying to buy the Soviet Buran from its current owner - an unidentified Kazakh private person.
  7. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 21 February 2021 09: 18
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    In October, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar paid an official visit to Kazakhstan. The parties agreed on the need to further expand military-technical cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkey, which will increase and expand contacts. The Turkish media perceived this visit as one of the steps towards the creation of a unified army of the Turkic states.

    As Nazarbayev stated:

    We are the descendants of the Bahadur ancestors who inhabited a huge territory from Altai to Atyrau, from Alatau to Arka. We are the legitimate heirs of the endless steppes that occupy the shores of Ustyurt and the old Caspian Sea, Syr and Irtysh. This is the legacy of our ancestors. We must never forget this. It is our common duty to preserve like the apple of our eye these sacred lands that we inherited from our ancestors, to strengthen our independence, to serve the bright future of our country.
  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 February 2021 20: 48
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    China may take the USSR-built port of Mombasa from Zambia on credit, which Putin wrote off last month!
    https://www.finanz.ru/novosti/aktsii/kitay-mozhet-poluchit-keniyskiy-port-mombasa-za-dolgi-1028718170
    Explain to me, is this how brains should stand in a row? All presidents are doing something for their country. And Putin has one goal (I have no censorship words).
    https://vk.com/wall-103815643_2790616
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 21 February 2021 21: 27
      -2
      PSsteelmaker, be consistent, a hospital is better than a prison laughing
  9. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 February 2021 20: 53
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    Fans, you can't get off with minuses! Stand up for (censoring) your president.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 21 February 2021 20: 59
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      Quote: steel maker
      Fans, you can't get off with minuses! Stand up for (censoring) your president.

      steelmaker, (censorship), (censorship), (censorship), (censorship) ...
      Well you and (censorship), (censorship), (censorship) ...
      And also you (censorship), (censorship), (censorship) ...

      PS steelmaker, but this is already a secret - (censorship), (censorship) !!! laughing wassat fool
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 21 February 2021 22: 20
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        Yeah, I know. The same is addressed to you. You do not equate me with Putin It is not about me. You explain to me Putin's behavior. Putin forgives debts, and China takes property for debts. Explain. Who's got something wrong with his head?
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 21 February 2021 23: 05
          -1
          steelmaker, I outline the sequence of my actions, which caused the conclusion below.

          In the article for 2019 they write that the railway of Kenya can not fulfill their obligations. A Bank of China then maybe get control. Two times "may", in the old article, makes you check the source.

          Your source appeals in turn to African Stand. Of this stand`a I did not immediately find it and turned to your second link, IN CONTACT WITH... And there, an incomprehensible frame, under the nickname Stalingulag, we are told:

          China took the port of Mombasa built for debts from Zambia the USSR в creditthat Putin wrote off last month

          Conclusion, you are pretending (censorship), perfectly realizing that the content is better in hospitals.

          PS As for the loan and the USSR, I limited myself to highlighting the text. In what Zimbabwe all this was happening did not begin to find out.
          All alcoholics should be isolated. They don't even get killed off the bridge.
          1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
            steelmaker 22 February 2021 09: 06
            -1
            You fans seem to have been kicked all over! What do you misunderstand in my question? Why does Putin forgive debts?
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 22 February 2021 09: 50
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              steelmakerwhat debt are you asking about? Kenya, Zambia or Zimbabwe? laughing

              PS Check before you scribble if there is debt.
  10. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 February 2021 09: 02
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    Turkey will have its own cosmodrome in Somalia

    - Yes, if China had not had time to "settle in Kazakhstan" so firmly; then Turkey would not only begin to build its own cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, but also a "joint Turkish-Kazakh nuclear center" could well be discussed ...