Aliyeva A.I.

Turkey’s Strategy towards Afghanistan: Security and Development Assistance

Providing assistance to the least developed countries has remained one of the top priori- ties for leading international actors in the XXI century, and the Republic of Turkey is no exception in this regard. The Justice and Development Party’s ascension to power in 2002 led to a drastic revision of the Turkish foreign policy and adoption of a novel approach to the least developed countries accounting for the complex interdependence between security and development.