Former Somali PM passes on in Turkey

Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has passed away in Ankara, Turkey on Sunday where he has been undergoing treatment.

Somali Ambassador to Turkey Jama Mohamed has confirmed the parting of the former premier who was undergoing treatment in Turkey.

“Former PM Hassan Abshir Farah has passed away in Ankara on Saturday where he was ailing. I send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. May Almighty rest his soul peace.” Ambassador Jama tweeted.

Hassan Abshir Farah is who is a veteran Somali politician who as Prime Minister from November 2001 to December 2003 under President Abdikassim Salad Hassan.

Abshir also served as mayor of Mogadishu and a member of the Somali Federal Parliament.

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