Talks between Federal government of Somalia and the self-declared state of Somaliland have resumed in Istanbul, Turkey.
The discussion between representative from Mogadishu and Hargeisa is hosted by Turkish government.
The two sides agreed to further their discussion on key critical points during the last meeting in Djibouti last year.
Statement from Somali government has thanked the active role played by Turkish government in bringing the two sides together.
The Northern British colony of Somaliland declared its independence in 1990s following the breakout of the civil war but though not recognized internationally.