BBC spotlights Turkiye's and President Erdogan's rising influence in Africa

2023-11-30 10:06:42 | Last Update : 2023-11-30 10:48:23

British broadcaster BBC publishes news report and draws attention to steps taken by Turkiye in Africa under leadership of President Erdogan

BBC spotlights Turkiye's and President Erdogan's rising influence in Africa

The British news channel BBC featured a report on Turkish foreign policy, highlighting Turkiye's growing influence in Africa.

The article, referencing Turkiye's Ottoman heritage, asserted that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is actively working to restore Turkiye's global standing.

The piece underscored Turkiye's rebranding efforts and emphasized Erdogan's expanding intercontinental sphere of influence.

The article noted that Turkiye is positioning itself as a "soft power" alternative to major players like Russia and China in the region. The BBC also addressed the anti-French sentiment prevalent on the African continent.

President Erdogan, in describing Turkiye as an "Afro-Eurasian" country, was quoted in the analysis. The report highlighted Turkiye's extensive diplomatic presence in Africa, boasting 44 diplomatic missions. It further detailed Turkiye's broadened engagements in trade, humanitarian aid, education, and diplomatic ties across the continent.

The analysis touched upon Turkish Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs), emphasizing their role in African states' counterterrorism efforts.

Source: BBC

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