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Title: Virtuous power Turkey in sub-Saharan Africa: the ‘Neo-Ottoman’ challenge to the European Union
Authors: Langan, Mark
First Published: 27-Sep-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Third World Quarterly, 2017, 38 (6), pp. 1399-1414
Abstract: European officials veer towards exceptionalism in their policy communications concerning the EU’s global role, particularly in terms of African development. This article poses a rejoinder to such tendencies through examination of the rise of ‘virtuous power Turkey’ in Africa. It examines how Turkish elites constructed a moralised ‘neo-Ottoman’ foreign policy in wake of stalled EU accession. It then underscores how elites framed humanitarian interventions in sub-Saharan Africa in contrast to the perceived neo-colonialism of an EU ‘other’. In this vein, the article explores the meaning of normative ‘neo-Ottomanism’ for ostensible beneficiaries in Africa, for the EU, and for Turkey itself.
DOI Link: 10.1080/01436597.2016.1229569
ISSN: 0143-6597
eISSN: 1360-2241
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Southseries inc. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under an 18 month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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