Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara (L) shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after a news conference at the presidential palace in Abidjan Feb. 29, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Turkey stands ready to help fight the growing threat of terrorism in west Africa under a new strategic partnership that aims to boost trade and other ties with the continent, President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.Addressing members of Ghana's parliament during a two-day visit to Accra, Erdogan said Turkey was well placed to help African countries combat terrorism, an allusion to its decades-long fight against Kurdish separatist rebels as well as other groups including Islamist militants.Turkey is set to significantly expand its trade with Africa, Erdogan said, though he gave no figures.
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