New concentration for the foreign policy of Turkey is the Sub-Saharan Africa

For the past years, Turkey has turned into a leading diplomatic and economic country in Caucasus and the Middle East, strengthening its worldwide leadership qualifications by leading conflict discussions and closing business transactions that are far from the Western countries such as China or Russia. With further power vacuums and instability being made throughout the region due to the Arab Spring, Ankara has intervened in order to accomplish a leadership role not seen as of the Ottoman Empire. The next area of concentration for the foreign policy of Turkey is the Sub-Saharan Africa - particularly those nations with a huge Islamic population.

At this time, representatives of every African Union member state will gather in Istanbul to be present at the Ministerial Review Conference of the Africa-Turkey Partnership, a convention which is intended for strengthening economical and financial relationships between Africa and Turkey. The objectives of the said convention are impressive. The government of Turkey intends to boost business with Africa by almost 20 percent in 2012, while 21 additional embassies will be launched all over the region, while 11 countries in the African continent will start diplomatic ventures in Ankara.

As stated by Ahmet Davutoglu, the Foreign Minister of Turkey who hosted the convention, Turkey is more than willing to put better concentration on economic support with the spur development of Africa. In addition, Turkey is eager to fulfill these objectives by means of a multi-vector, decentralized foreign policy, supporting direct connections with African nations that would be significant similar to their connections with Europe and the United States.

In terms of economy, Turkey has everything to benefit from ever nearer relations. The most prosperous countries in the world perform most of their economic actions among themselves. The Turkish government wouldn't want to portray the part of peripheral connections to distant economic hubs. Instead, Turkey chooses to develop as important economic units in the main region and discuss with other associates from points of strengths, said the Turkish Foreign Minister. He added that it is Turkey's strong conviction and belief that they share a mutual providence with Africa and that the country can form this destiny alongside Africa.

Arab Spring effects on relations of Africa vs Turkey

Turkey has been progressively working on growing its African profile for a lot of years now. President Abdullah Gul wasn't just the primary prime minister to arrive in Cairo following Hosni Mubarak's downfall in 2010, but continued to go south together with a lobby group of 150 Turkish businesspeople, handing out scholarships, trade transactions, and preparing diplomatic assistance for a long-term position on the UNSC (United Nations Security Council).

Similar to the Indians, the Chinese, and the Europeans that came prior to them, the government of Turkey need to build up new businesses for exports of products by Turkish companies, where over $10 billion of developments of purchased annually (the bilateral trade of Nigeria with Turkey is just $2 billion). While the Chinese and Indians will constantly out-produce Turkey when it comes with the price and quantity of manufactured goods, Turkey thinks that they have the advantage. President Abdullah Gul said that Turkey have come with a clean record, and with a humanist attitude.