Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will go his first overseas trip of the new year on the African continent. Erdogan will go to four separate tours and will visit a total of 12 countries in Africa.

According to information from the Presidency sources, Erdogan’ first round, which will be in January, to include Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia.

As the prime minister, Erdogan visited Somalia in 2011 and he will go there as the president this time.

Erdogan’s most important visit will be to Iran in the new year. Erdogan will meet Iranian President Rouhani in January.