Inside Over, a news site publishing in Italian and English, published a remarkable article about Turkey increasing its effectiveness in Africa. “How did Turkey take over the Horn of Africa from Italy?” In the news titled; It was stated that Italy lost Africa to Turkey.
In the report listing the investments made by Turkey on the basis of countries, the expression “The Ottomans entered the black continent they built from the Arab ports surrounding the Mediterranean to the Sahel and from the Horn of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope again with Turkey under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”
“Turkey made remarkable investments”
In the article, where Turkey’s investments in the continent were mentioned, “Turkey started to invest remarkably and intensively since 2011, which was a serious famine year, and in just ten years, Italy has eroded its supremacy for more than a century.”
African horn and its significance
The region in the northeast of Africa where Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea are located is called the ‘Horn of Africa’. The Horn of Africa occupies an important political and economic position due to its dominance of the sea route connecting Europe and the Far East. This is why global and regional powers have competed to take over the operations of ports, military and airports in the Horn of Africa.