We have examined Nigeria’s relations with the Ottoman Empires and Turkey for about 5 centuries in our previous article. In this article, the factors affecting these relations positively and negatively will be discussed by examining Turkey’s political, economic, and cultural relations with Nigeria in the context of its opening policy to Africa.
Nigeria one of the West African countries is considered the “Giant of Africa” with its economic and political power. Nigeria which is home to almost 250 ethnic tribes and has a rich cultural diversity on its borders, is also the most populous country in Africa with a population of more than 200 million people. The country is also home to the largest number of Muslim populations on the continent. Nigeria’s cultural diversity is reflected in the spoken languages and although the official language is English, many local languages are spoken in the country today.
This article has been written in Turkish. It will be translated into English.