Conference on maritime piracy opens in Istanbul

High-level officials are meeting in Istanbul for an international conference focusing on restoring order in Somalia. Saturday’s main conference will be attended by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Somalia’s president Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed.

Somalia has been mired in anarchy since 1991, allowing piracy to flourish from its shores and well out into the Indian Ocean. The conference which is co-hosted by the U.N. and Turkey, seeks decisions to restore order in Somalia as a first step to effective limitations on piracy.

Source: Today’s Zaman

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