Turkey’s Soft Power: Tapping into Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy

by Charles Kusi Minkah-Premo

Safa Uslu’s discerning article in Insight Turkey’s Spring 2015 issue takes a look at Turkey’s growing relations with Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and how it has used this relationship to find energy resources to boost its economy. As a Ghana native, over the past five or so years I’ve noticed a growing Turkish presence in our country’s capital, Accra. Most of the Turks I’ve come across personally are entrepreneurs -warehouse and restaurant owners- but I had no inkling of Turkey’s hand in Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy scene. Continue reading