With Somalia naval defense deal, Turkey eyes power projection, future business: Analysts

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"In his opinion, Dr Andreas Krieg, CEO of MENA Analytica, a London-based strategic risk consultancy firm focusing on the wider Middle East region, considered #Somalia to be a part or #Turkey’s wider strategy to secure supply chains and create strategic depth in the maritime domain.

“Turkey has developed a blue homeland strategy that was announced a couple of years ago. The idea was to reestablish Turkey as a as a maritime middle power with far reach beyond the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond its immediate shores to develop a blue water Navy with a reach and strategic depth that goes beyond the Mediterranean into the Red Sea and all the way down to the Horn of #Africa and the Indian Ocean,” Krieg told Breaking Defense."
Period29 Feb 2024
Held atBreaking Defence, United States


  • Turkey
  • Somalia