Navigating the Horn: Turkey’s Forays in East Africa

Author: Spyros S. Sofos

Turkey has emerged as a significant actor in the greater Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa due to its development, peacebuilding engagement, and cultural and commercial penetration of these regions.

This report assesses and analyses the understanding of peacebuilding among Turkey’s political leadership and policy community, as well as the contexts and main motivations underlying its conceptualisation and implementation, and outlines potential future developments.

The Global Transitions Series looks at fragmentations in the global order and how these impact peace and transition settlements. It explores why and how different third-party actors – state, intergovernmental, and non-governmental – intervene in conflicts, and how they see themselves contributing to reduction of conflict and risks of conflict relapse. The series critically assesses the growth and diversification of global and regional responses to contemporary conflicts. It also asks how local actors are navigating this multiplicity of mediators and peacebuilders and how this is shaping conflict outcomes and post-conflict governance.