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UAVs and beyond: Security and defence sector at the core of Turkey's strategy in Africa

Megatrends Policy Brief 02, 31.03.2022


Security cooperation has become an important bargaining chip of Turkey-Africa relations. Ankara is exploiting the interest of African countries in its weaponry – specifically its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – to broaden its political influence. Turkey will have to renegotiate relations with Western partners, as well as competitors such as Russia and China.