Scheduled to depart on August 18th, Erdoğan will arrive to Somalia on August 19th accompanied by his family and the Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
Visits by world leaders to Somalia are extremely rare due to the extreme security risks, but Erdoğan was undeterred.
"It is impossible for us to be spectators to the human tragedy in Africa," Erdoğan said.
"My foreign minister and I will visit Somalia with our families. So, we will get a chance to see the situation there," Erdoğan told a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara.
It is especially dangerous to visit the Somali capital Mogadishu after Islamist rebels mostly pulled out last weekend, raising the spectre of more guerrilla-style attacks such as suicide bombings after their failure to win a military combat.
The government and African peacekeepers admit they do not control all of the capital even after the rebels' withdrawal.
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