After President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Africa with bureaucrats and businessmen, Turkey aims to increase the trade volume of the nations (UN) platforms to the target of 50 billion dollars, with the work to be done in Istanbul.
President and AKP Chairman Erdogan’s official visit to Angola, Togo and late at the weekend was packaged in Liberia and Burkina Faso on the African continent. The 3rd Turkey – Africa Economy and Business Forum was held in Istanbul by the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) at the homes of the Ministry of Commerce. This latest aid encourages the promotion of existing education with African countries.
The daily experience of cute products, hygiene products and agricultural products in Africa and the item in Turkey’s exports accelerate these advances. According to official finance, it invests heavily in Turkey’s sectors and sectors. The total investment in Africa is 6 billion dollars in construction units. At the end of 2020, the trade volume with Africa, where the Minister of Commerce Mehmet Muş announced that approximately 77 billion dollars of 1.683 projects were carried out, was completed with 25.3 billion dollars.
Mesut Hamani Massaoud, a researcher at Turkey-Africa institute Strategic Thinking, pointed to alternative address signs in meeting Ankara’s energy needs with the oil and gas reserves of the continent. He mentions the sale of furniture, textiles and white goods within the scope of the Turkish business construction in Africa. He states that Ankara can sell food industry products.
Kaan Devecioğlu, a client of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM), also drew attention to Africa in Turkey’s approach only to young children. It is designed within the scope of Turkey’s education and health services to Africa. Devecioğlu expressed as all other players in Turkey.
SDE researcher Niger Mesat Hamadi Massaoud and ORSAM Devecioğlu answered VOA Turkish’s questions as follows:
Diplomatic and investment fever with 43 embassies in Africa
VOA: At what stage is Turkey-Africa relations today?
Happy: Turkey-Africa transportation in stages. Because with diplomatic development, progress in the future process and the transition to economic-commercial transition. It is currently on the agenda both in the economic and defense industry. Being a strong actor in the defense industry, Turkey has the opportunity to sell drones to African countries. Apart from being the powerhouse of energy and Angola are already the largest in Africa and have natural gas reserves. Turkey can both buy and receive gasoline from Angola. Three protocols were signed with education and these protocols are in the defense industry, construction and mining sectors.
Devecioglu: Turkey has embassies of 43 countries in Africa, TIKA offices in 22 countries, educational practices affiliated to 175 Maarif Foundation in 26 countries, Yunus Emre Institute Centers in 10 countries, THY flights from 40 countries and 61 countries. The Turkish Armed Forces, on the other hand, will participate in Operation Peace and Maintenance in Mali and Central Africa and provide military training in Libya and Somalia. information Turkey maintains 19 African military units and carries out preparatory work. Again, Turkey offers interview training scholarships through the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB). Based on this strategy, Turkey’s plans for win-win gains as a political, war and military power in Africa; In this respect, it can be said that it is a strategic partner in terms of relations with African countries.
African market for textile, furniture, white goods to Turkey?
VOA: What does Erdogan look like in Angola and Togo in the whole world?
Happy: Specially, he opened an embassy in Africa in Ankara and we will say that Turkey is a new partner with Erdogan’s visit. This partner is a country very close to China. They have some problem with their financial debts to China. Maybe there is a possible alternative for possible projects of Angola, which will not establish relations with Turkey. Angola is also one of Africa’s lucky chances right now. Angola offers opportunities for the Turkish business world, textile, furniture and white goods sectors. It is already the largest country and the largest country in Africa and militarily the most powerful. The fact that Turkey, which is still in the education phase, was not included in the education was not taken under the control of the Turkish state. Maybe this is incompatible with Erdogan’s visit. If Togo is big, it has not opened its embassy in Turkey yet. But the target will be Turkey’s 44th African embassy through the Turkish embassy in Togo next year.
Devecioglu: We can say that Turkey’s African policy has deepened, especially with the announcement of the Year of Africa in 2005. However, this deepening also strengthens the ability to evaluate the 1998 African Initiative Action Plan and this economic framework in 2003. In addition, a background in terms of value reflected from this new Ottoman period will also be visited. It has been carried out in as many as 30 African countries. This Erdogan is one of the leading leaders in Turkey who care about their country, both among international actors, and in Africa. It is said that Angola, Togo and their economic growth are due to their significant value in terms of economic economic actors. In addition, it is known that Turkey is North and East Africa West with its Africa, and there is a relationship with South African countries. The last few of the engagements of Turkey’s plans with other African countries are for the final products grown and this min.
Turkey’s 2030 target and its abrasives
VOA: Does it provide gains for Turkey with Africa?
Happy: 12 of the African countries have embassies in Turkey. Turkey has 43 embassies. A step towards furthering the conductive diploma. Again, the son in the Turkish business world has produced positive results for candidates from Africa every year. Economically, Turkey-Africa trade volume was 5.3 billion dollars in 2003. It is now over $25 billion. Turkey’s target is a trade volume of 50 billion dollars by 2030. For this, it seems that it will increase more in both the diplomatic, commercial and defense industry sectors.
Devecioglu: Turkey’s son 10 The number of embassies in Africa, besides A, is an impact on the schools of TİK, Yunus Emre, Maarif Institute and civil societies, on the economic and commercial image with the family. Of course, since Turkey’s power forces have a direct economic and commercial purpose, they are also against its spirit. In these appearances and bilateral view, the climate develops economic and commercial relations. In this respect, the target seems to be: For example, while Turkey’s continuation to Africa was about 11 billion dollars in 2011, it is over 25 billion dollars in 2020. In the background of this great value, a great value expenditure plan; However, in the projects that can be implemented in the project related to the currently owned project, the aids used in the country-based projects and civil applications in the humanitarian aid project with the funds of the business people around the world and the aids used for commercial purposes are also commercial purposes. When all these evaluations come together, it is somehow shown in terms of Turkey’s commercial and economic use.
How is Turkey’s competition process with China in Africa?
VOA: Does Turkey’s humanitarian aid to Africa provide an advantage with countries like China?
Happy: You will say why there is no such competition with China, China’s African plan. China already has no human relations with African countries. Because China provides loans to the commercial space. Along with the humanitarian dimension, Turkey is an important partner for Africa, both economically, diplomatically and in the defense industry. For example, many African vehicles have water wells and aids during holidays.
Devecioglu: Turkey is known as a human actor in Africa. To a large extent, Turkey’s embassies in the previous area of progress towards increasing commercial engagements in this direction are observed with larger targets such as TIKA Yunus Emre and Marif schools. Being in China from the south, southern risers are ostensibly in Africa. This part of his son’s two actors can be used extensively. For example, Turkey is increasing day by day with its military equipment and training cooperation and its engagement in the small kitchen. On the other hand, with the necessary economic engagements of China, the Belt Road Project increases the necessary projects for the necessary materials. Other than that, the last remaining Kon China seems to be geared towards training in public diplomacy and especially transfers, peacekeeping controls and military training cooperation in Africa with other means in Africa. However, these two situations will not be disturbed. It is seen that the only trouble that has befallen Turkey in the region is the power of France, and this is it. Africa is a continent with an area of 30 million square kilometers, a population of 1.4 billion, and a resource with 54 day-old owners. This is a nationwide win-win situation.