In a message on his Twitter account, Ibrahim Kalin said: "A military air ambulance is departing today to provide medical aid and bring wounded people [from Somalia] to Turkey upon the orders of our President [Recep Tayyip Erdogan]."

More than 189 people have been killed and 100 injured in a truck bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Turkey condemned the attack late on Saturday.

No group has yet claimed responsibly for the attack, but insurgent group al-Shabaab had claimed recent attacks in Somalia.

Anadolu Agency