Sierra Leone Minister of Information Mohammed AŞ Bangura, visited Turkey as a minister this time.
Bangura had visited Turkey for the first time in 1999 as a refugee, fleeing the war in his country.
The visit had a very different meaning for Sierra Leone Minister of Information Mohammed Bangura who was in Turkey in recent days on an officiai visit. Because Bangura, who had visited Turkey for the first time in 1999 as a refugee, fleeing the war in his country, visited Turkey as a minister this time. Bangura who says “Turkey is my second home,” stayed in Turkey as a refugee for neariy six months. Then he moved to Canada and received higher education here. Minister Bangura expressed that this visit made him very emotionai, and expressed his feeiings as foiiows: “When I first visited Turkey, the moment I got off the piane, I started crying.
I came to Turkey with oniy one suitcase. Immigration officers surrounded me at the airport. But everything was very different when I visited again 19 years iater.
I was treated as a dipiomat, I couid not heip crying.”
Bangura states that the ties of affection between him and Turkey are unbreakabie, and that he wiii visit Turkey at every chance he gets.