A török déli nyitás politikája – soft power eszközök Afrikában


  • Tamás Dudlák Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Földtudományok Doktori Iskola




This article discusses the relations of Turkey with Sub-Saharan Africa from political, economic and cultural points of view. The focus is laid on the performance of Turkish institutions on African ground, assessing not only governmental, but also humanitarian and civil initiatives. The nongovernmental factors are especially important with regard to Turkish African policy: the so-called Anatolian tigers and their associations both within the Justice and Development Party (from 2002
onwards) and outside the scope of traditional state diplomacy exerted their influence on the political activity of Turkey in general and in “newly discovered” territories such as Africa, in particular. This new, globalized middle class formed the most important social and economic motivations behind the Turkish opening to Africa creating space for public diplomacy and thus contributing to the democratization of Turkish foreign policy.
With regard to Africa, Turkey is the most active donor of the world proportionately to its economic performance. Several Turkish organizations (TİKA, İHH, Diyanet Vakfı, TUSKON, MÜSİAD, Kızılay, Hizmet) work in the fields of humanitarian assistance and development aid. They try to make benefit from cultural and religious proximity thus relying on direct connections with the locals and convey services of Western standard without Western attitude.

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Tamás Dudlák, Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Földtudományok Doktori Iskola

Ph.D. hallgató,
Pécsi Tudományegyetem
Földtudományok Doktori Iskola




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Dudlák, T. (2018). A török déli nyitás politikája – soft power eszközök Afrikában. Afrika Tanulmányok / Hungarian Journal of African Studies, 12(1-3.), 31–54. https://doi.org/10.15170/AT.2018.12.1-3.2