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Peacebuilding in turbulent times: Turkey in MENA and Africa

Sofos, Spyros (2022) Peacebuilding in turbulent times: Turkey in MENA and Africa. LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series (61). Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK.

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Abstract

Over the past decade, Turkey has become a significant actor in the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, largely through its development and peacebuilding engagement, and its cultural and commercial penetration within these regions. This involvement has varied in response to both domestic and international developments, allowing Turkey to project itself as a major and ambitious newcomer, among other emerging powers in the development and peacebuilding field. Ankara’s new multidimensional foreign policy framework and its development and peace-making approach has since undergone a significant transformation as international, regional and domestic developments have prompted the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to respond to challenges and opportunities posed in this field This report, premised on an extensive review of relevant official documents from the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİYANET), the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), analysis of media reports, as well as interviews with policymakers, diplomats and foreign policy, peacebuilding, and development experts assesses the Turkish political leadership and policy community’s understanding of peacebuilding, the contexts and main motivations underlying its conceptualisation and implementation, while outlining potential future developments.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/middle-east-centre/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 14:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114559

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