Turkey Looks to Play Larger Economic and Security Role in East Africa

Turkey Looks to Play Larger Economic and Security Role in East Africa
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ugandan President Yowri Museveni arrive at the State House, Entebbe, Uganda, June 1, 2016 (AP photo by Stephen Wandera).

Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went on a four-day visit of East Africa, stopping in Uganda, Kenya and Somalia to promote trade, tourism and security ties. In an email interview, David Shinn, an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, discussed Turkey’s outreach to East Africa. WPR: Who are Turkey’s main partners in East Africa, and what are the key areas of cooperation? David Shinn: Turkey has an embassy in every country in East Africa and the Horn of Africa, but has made […]

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