October 25, 2019 (AO) – Turkish ambassador of Somalia Dr. Mehmet Yılmaz has recently filed a complaint letter to the offices of the Somali PM and the houses of Parliament over MPS corruptly applying for an ever-increasing number of visas on a day-to-day basis.
The MPS and government officials over whom the Turkish ambassador has filed complaint visit the premises of the embassy on a routinely-basis applying for visas which they resell to people who illegally migrate to Europe via Turkey.
At least 43 MPS and other 26 government officials have been documented in the complaint filed to the government –who are part of country’s corrupt practice of reselling Turkish visas in an expensive price.
“Some of them brought us 8 different women more than 8 times, claiming that they are their wives, but we told them that they could not have more than 4 wives as ordained by the religion” reads the complaint letter filed by the Turkish ambassador of Somalia.
In response to the emerging scandal, the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu signed an agreement with a private company to issue visa documents outside of the embassy since its premises could not be barred from MPS and other government officials visiting the Turkish ambassador of Somalia, based in the capital.