Ethiopian tuk tuk taxi with canal plus advertising, Harari Region, Harar, Ethiopia.

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French Perceptions of Turkey in Africa: A Potentially Problematic Player

There is a growing unease among policymakers in Paris that Turkey’s increased involvement in Africa—the so-called French “backyard”—may lead to conflicts with France in the areas of defence, economy and development. However, for the time being direct conflicts between Paris and Ankara—such as in Libya—remain the exception.

Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS), CATS Network Paper, No. 02, 09 April 2024, 28 Pages