According to a tweet from the Turkish embassy in Somalia last Monday Turkey has opened a training course on 450 Somali Militaries at the Turkish military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The training follows a Turkish training project for young Somali soldiers, but the exact motive behind it is unknown. It will run until March 2021, with the swearing-in ceremony taking place on October 15th. And we all know that Qatar is funding the training of this Somali trainees. That is why it is questionable why these troops did not go to the areas controlled by Al-Shabaab, and this is suspicious that the two countries want to prolong the Somalia project or provide hidden support to Al-Shabaab. What is Turkey’s real motive behind these?