By Gozde Bayar

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey has approached the Africa continent with a win-win policy, said Turkey’s former customs and trade minister on Thursday.

Addressing a panel discussion at Ankara-based Institute of Strategic Thinking — known by its Turkish initials SDE –, Bulent Tufenkci highlighted the historical significance of the Horn of Africa for Turkey.

“Turkey not only provides security by hampering the pirate activities in the continent but also provides humanitarian aid,” he said, adding that Turkey approached Africa with a win-win policy.

After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Ethiopia in 2011, the relations between countries

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