Turkey’s Political-Economic Engagement With Africa

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Mehmet Ozkan’s case study describes Turkey’s involvement in Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, and notably in Somalia. It describes the successive waves of donor aid, economic engagement and political interventions and overtures employed to facilitate Turkey’s access to African markets. These geopolitical ‘gambits’, rolled out in five phases and spanning various arms of the state, business and the non-governmental sectors, have rapidly and successfully ‘normalised’ and institutionalised Turkey’s state–capital relations in Africa. This is used as the basis for the conceptualisation of a novel, multifaceted model to discuss Turkey’s engagement with Africa and which may inform other emerging powers’ engagement with Africa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)BogotaColombia

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