Categorie
Turkey

As Erdogan set for another tour, Turkey deepens ties with Africa (Mucahid Durmaz, Al Jazeera)

East Africa’s largest indoor arena in Rwanda; a national mosque in Ghana; an army base in Somalia; and an almost 400km-long railway project which would help give landlocked Ethiopia direct access to major trade routes through the port of Djibouti.

These are just some of Turkey’s increasingly growing footprints across sub-Saharan Africa as Ankara has over the past two decades sought to present itself as an alternative player in a continent that has long witnessed fierce competition between traditional European powers and newcomers.

As Erdogan set for another tour, Turkey deepens ties with Africa | Politics News | Al Jazeera