Turkey's Erdogan to embark on major trip to Africa

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power since 2014Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit four west African countries next week, including Nigeria, his office said Saturday in a new sign of Ankara’s desire to be a major influence in the region. Erdogan will began his visit in Ivory Coast on Sunday, before travelling on to Ghana and then to economic powerhouse Nigeria. The visit was aimed at deepening Turkey’s “strategic partnership” with Africa and developing relations with members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the presidential statement said.

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