Turkey in Africa – Issue 5


On Africa Day, Turkey Promotes Development of Continent

Turkey on Saturday voiced its support for the flourishing of Africa and stronger ties with the continent to mark Africa Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union. “We fully support the efforts in the direction of peace, stability, and development of the African continent, whose influence on the world stage is progressively increasing,” said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

“We will continue to develop our cooperation and to extend our solidarity in all areas with the African countries and the African Union, in line with our Africa Partnership Policy and within the period leading to the 3rd Turkey-Africa Summit, which is planned to be held in Turkey in 2020,” it said.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of May 25, 1963, the day the African Union was founded.


We Provide Full Support to Africa’s Peace Stability and Development Efforts

Turkey, the world stage in the event of increasing the African continent of peace, stability and gives full support to the development efforts.

In a written statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Union, the anniversary of the establishment of the May 25 African Day was announced as reminded, the Union and the people of Africa celebrated this meaningful day.

These days hence in Turkey each year in the description indicates that the various events organized as part of this year’s Africa Day, May 23, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s wife Emine Erdogan hosted at the Presidential Complex, Somali President Muhammad Abdullah Muhammad Farmajo’s wife Zeynep Abdi Muallim’in was held as the guest of honor of the iftar program was organized.

On the occasion of the event, the African ambassadors of African countries prepared the contribution of the “African Food Culture” book was made in the introduction of the statement, the following statements were included:

“The increasing activities on the world stage African continent of peace, we give full support to the stabilization and development efforts. Africa Partnership Policy in line and scheduled for our country in 2020, in the process leading third the Turkey-Africa Summit, African countries and the African Union and in all areas of our cooperation we will continue to develop and show solidarity. ”



Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.

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