Italy and Türkiye’s Presence in Africa

In recent decades, Africa has gained prominence as a significant economic and political force, drawing the interest of middle powers like Italy and Türkiye. Both nations view Africa as crucial for their geopolitical, economic, and security goals. Italy's strategic initiatives, like the Italy-Africa Initiative, and Türkiye's extensive diplomatic and economic efforts highlight their dedication to strengthening African ties. Unlike traditional international players, Italy and Türkiye's strategies propose a novel engagement model based on specific principles, potentially offering a sustainable alternative that promotes mutual prosperity and reshapes Africa's relations with external powers.