Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is welcomed by President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi with an official ceremony in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on February 20, 2022. Photo by TCCB/ Murat Çetinmühürdar via Anadolu Images.

Turkey Is an Afro-Eurasian State

President Erdogan's Africa vision: Turkey is as an "Afro-Eurasian state" and a fairer and strategic alternative ally for African nations.

Turkey is seeking to counter the Western and neo-colonial influence in the African continent by its increasing economic as well as political presence in the continent. The latest visit by President Erdoğan to strategic countries in Central and West Africa has cemented this vision set by Ankara. Erdogan’s commitment in strengthening the ties between Turkey and Africa is demonstrated since 2004 in the 50 plus trips to the continent and the 30 visits he made to African states.

In his four-day visit to Central and West Africa, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan aimed to boost economic as well as political relations with strategic African countries, following the roadmap designed in the Turkish relations with Africa for 2022 to 2026. Last October, Erdoğan’s four-day…

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[Politics Today, February 24, 2022]

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