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Title: Turkey’s new focus on Africa: causes and challenges
Authors: Bilgic, Ali
Nascimento, Daniela
Keywords: Africa
Turkey
Political economy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Norsk ressurssenter for fredsbygging
Citation: BILGIC, A. and NASCIMENTO, D., 2014. Turkey’s new focus on Africa: causes and challenges. Oslo: NOREF.
Series/Report no.: NOREF policy brief;September 2014
Abstract: Although Turkey had no past colonial involvement with African countries, there has been an increasing revival of Turkey’s relation with the continent since the end of the 1990s, which reached a peak after 2005. From then on, along with a focus on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East, Turkish foreign policy started shifting its focus to Africa, and as a new donor country Turkey’s political and economic relations with sub-Saharan African countries have intensified significantly. This policy brief analyses and discusses the main economic, political, and strategic motivations behind these shifts and priorities, as well as some of the perceptions and current challenges this change in policy faces.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26668
Publisher Link: https://noref.no/Publications/Themes/Emerging-powers/Turkey-s-new-focus-on-Africa-causes-and-challenges
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