Ankara, Turkey: Turkey is trying to expand its footprint in Afrika since last twenty years, initially Turkey had only one embassy in Lagos in 1962 but today the picture is changed, it now has 42 in different countries and many more in pipeline. Turkey is involved with these nations through not only trade but also through education, military cooperation, infrastructure and more.
The country has expanded its footprints from the north -Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia to the West African nations like Chad, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and then to Angola, South Africa, Congo and more.
The intensifying relations between the Ankara-Africa are largely shaped during the incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's tenure.
During Erdogan's Prime minister ship from...