The new cooperation comes after the collapse of a high-level forum in Garowe city.
The two countries are at loggerheads over a maritime border dispute at ICJ.
Ali's lawyer said his client was a professional soldier who received training in the U.S.
In 2013, he refused to swipe t-shirts with an Israeli player in a display of support for Palestinian rights.
The ambassador indicated that Turkey will continue to support the Somali government.
Several countries have shown interest in facilitating talks between Somaliland and Somalia.