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Turkish President Heads to Africa in bid to Extend Regional Influence

On Monday,Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan starts a five-day visit to northern and West Africa. The tour is the latest effort by Turkey to project its influence across the continent and enhance its global presence. Observers are voicing concerns that the Turkish leader, with his emphasis on Islamist themes, could be stoking regional rivalries and even tensions. Erdogan is scheduled to visit Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali in his tour of the region.  Since ...

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