Sedat Aybar, Prof. Dr. Director of Africa Research Centre, Istanbul Aydın University, Istanbul.
It is well established aphorism in history writing that one can find proof for his claims from the actual past facts for the kind of narrative he wishes to present. In
Africa has recently been firmly placed on Turkey's international agenda in a way that was perhaps unthinkable a couple of years ago. Television docu- mentaries, newspaper articles, photo exhibitions, music concerts and above all, current government's unprecedented support have all helped invigorating this recent interest on African 'affairs'.