It was opened following a visit in August by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the first major leader to visit the Somali capital in almost 20 years. Direct flights between Somalia and Turkey started in March.
A stream of Turkish aid workers have been sent to Mogadishu, with some even bringing their families to a city that has been dubbed the most dangerous in the world.
“We don't know what he was doing in Bakara but he told some people he was a businessman, but the killers took his bag after the shooting,” said Abdihakin Mohamed, who heard the gun shots and saw the dead body lying in a pool of blood.
The Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu could not be reached for comment, and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting.
However, Al-Qaeda allied Shebab insurgents have launched a series of guerrilla attacks in Mogadishu and have vowed to topple the Western-backed government and its supporters. - Sapa-AFP