Somali peace talks begin

2012-05-31 10:41

Cape Town – World leaders and Somali politicians have started talks in Istanbul on how to end decades of anarchy in Somalia, BBC reported on Thursday.

The two-day talks are hosted by the Turkish government, which has tried to raise Turkey's profile in Somalia since last year's drought there.

Traditional elders, business leaders and civil society groups from Somalia are also due to attend.

They are expected to discuss the end of the transition period of the UN-backed interim government, due in August.