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Year 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, 7 - 19, 30.03.2021

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References

  • Akgun, B. & Ozkan, M. (2020). Turkey’s Entrance to International Education: The Case of Turkish Maarif Foundation. Insight Turkey, 22 (1), 59-70.

Emergence of Afro-Turks in Turkish Politics

Year 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, 7 - 19, 30.03.2021

Abstract

Since the mid-2000s, Turkey’s almost forgotten and invisible Africa-rooted Turkish citizens, the Afro-Turks, have come to the surface. Because of their small number, they have never been conspicuous before. However, since 2003, with Turkey’s opening to Africa policy, they have become much more discernable in the Turkish public sphere with festivals and activities. Ankara has also officially supported their activities financially and technically. This article argues that there is a strong link between their emergence as an ethnic minority in Turkey and Ankara’s assertive Africa policy to deepen relations with the continent. The case of Afro-Turks indicates that when foreign policy inclination is matched with domestic policy, even a tiny minority can become more discernable and visible in the political arena.

References

  • Akgun, B. & Ozkan, M. (2020). Turkey’s Entrance to International Education: The Case of Turkish Maarif Foundation. Insight Turkey, 22 (1), 59-70.

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Primary Language English
Subjects International Relations
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Mehmet ÖZKAN (Primary Author)
Center for Global Policy, Washington DC, USA
0000-0001-5256-9790
United States

Publication Date March 30, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1

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APA Özkan, M. (2021). Emergence of Afro-Turks in Turkish Politics . Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies , 1 (1) , 7-19 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjds/issue/60932/792704

Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies