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Turkey’s new focus on Africa: causes and challenges

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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.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Politics and International Studies

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BILGIC, A. and NASCIMENTO, D., 2014. Turkey’s new focus on Africa: causes and challenges. Oslo: NOREF.

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© Norsk ressurssenter for fredsbygging

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2014

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NOREF policy brief;September 2014

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en

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