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Sergey Kostelyanets 
The 2015 G-20 Summit took place in Antalya, Turkey on 15-16 November. On the proposal of Turkey, the G-20 Ministers of Energy met on October 2, 2015 in the framework of the summit. This was the first time such a meeting took place. The key topic of the discussion was energy development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The same topic was also brought up at the summit of Heads of State. Turkey’s interest in Africa’s energy sector is not accidental. To date, Turkey is one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world.Energy development is the main national project of Ankara. However, in the foreseeable future Turkey’s domestic demand will not be insufficient for rapidly growing Turkish energy companies, so they are turning to foreign markets. SSA has a population of about one billion people and an extremely low level of access to energy services, thus making it a huge potential market. What will facilitate the expansion of Turkish businesses in Africa is the progress that has been made in Turkish- African relations since the late 1990s.
Turkey, Africa, political contacts, economic relations, energy, religious ties
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