We don’t recognise Biafra - Turkey Government denies supporting Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB


The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Nigeria has denied supporting secessionist agitations in Nigeria and disowned a Turkish citizen, Abdülkadir Erkahraman, who has been drumming support for the Biafran agitation.

Mr. Erkahraman, who identifies himself as the President of the International Nations Commercial Association in Turkey, has also posted videos online accusing President Buhari of committing genocide.

The Turkish citizen visited leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in his home town in Isiama Afara, Umuahia, Abia State in July.

But the mission in a statement on Saturday said Erkahraman is not a Turkish diplomat or an official representative of the Turkish government.

Below is the full statement:

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey wishes to inform the Nigerian public about the following:

Abdülkadir Erkahraman, a Turkish citizen, has been sharing videos for some time against the Nigerian Government and presents himself as a Turkish diplomat.

Mr. Abdülkadir Erkahraman is neither a diplomat nor a civil servant or an official representative of the Government of Turkey.


The Government of Turkey is committed to the territorial integrity and political unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Furthermore, Turkey never supports secessionist activities against the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

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