Turkey in Africa : A New Emerging Power? book cover
1st Edition

Turkey in Africa
A New Emerging Power?

ISBN 9780367502218
Published July 12, 2021 by Routledge
292 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary analysis of Turkey-Africa relations.

Bringing together renowned authors to discuss various dimensions of Turkey’s African engagement while casting a critical analysis on the sustainability of Turkey-Africa relations, this book draws upon the rising power literature to examine how Turkish foreign policy has been conceptualized and situated theoretically. Moving from an examination of the multilateral dimension of Turkey’s Africa policy with a focus on soft power instruments of public diplomacy, humanitarian/development assistance, religious activities and airline diplomacy, it then illuminates the economic and military dimensions of Turkey’s policy including trade relations, business practices, security cooperation and peacekeeping discourse. Overall, it shows how Turkey’s African opening can be integrated into its wider interest in gaining global power status and its desire to become a strong regional power.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of Turkish foreign policy/politics, African politics, and more broadly to international relations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contextualizing Turkey’s Africa Policy

Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu and Ali Onur Tepeciklioğlu

Part 1: Historical, Theoretical and Political Foundations of Turkey-Africa Relations

1. Theorizing Turkey’s Africa Policy: Turkey as a Rising Power

Ali Onur Tepeciklioğlu

2. Ottoman Empire and Africa at the Age of Colonial Expansion: Appreciating the Loyalty of African Muslims, Debating the Colonial Rupture

Mustafa Serdar Palabıyık

3. Turkey-Africa Relations: A Retrospective Analysis

Numan Hazar and Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu

4. Being "Southern" without Being of the Global South: The Strange Case of Turkey South-South Cooperation in Africa

Federico Donelli

Part 2: Economic Relations and Military Strategies

5. The Political Economy of Turkey Africa Relations

Hüseyin Emrah Karaoğuz and Selman Emre Gürbüz

6. Interplay between Identity and Trade in Turkey-Africa Relations

Samiratou Dipama and Emel Parlar Dal

7. Turkey’s Military Strategy in Africa

Brendon J. Cannon

8. Turkey and UNPKO in Africa: Reluctant Multilateralism

Birsen Erdoğan

Part 3: Turkey’s Soft Power

9. "The Voice of The Voiceless": Turkey’s Public Diplomacy in Africa

Senem Çevik

10. Turkey's Development Assistance in Africa in the 2000s: Hybrid Humanitarianism in the Post-Liberal Era

Gonca Oğuz Gök

11. Turkey’s Religious Diplomacy in Africa

Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu

12. Turkish Airlines as a Source of Turkey’s Soft Power in Africa

Orçun Selçuk

13. Turkey’s Diplomatic Charm Offensive in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is Ankara Winning the Hearts and Minds of Africans?

Alexis Habiyaremye

Conclusion: Turkey, Just another Emerging Power in Africa?

Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu and Ali Onur Tepeciklioğlu

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Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu is a faculty member at Yasar University, International Law Implementation and Research Center, Turkey.

Ali Onur Tepeciklioğlu is a faculty member at Ege University, Department of International Relations, Turkey.