Interview: Dr Mohammad Siddik

INTERVIEW: Dr Mohammad Siddik* Africa has been subject of colonization and exploitation so far. Do you think engagement of Turkey in Africa will bring prosperity to both parties and in what ways? Turkey has already played a very important and crucial role in the development of Africa by virtue of the scholarship program it has with the cooperation of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the last more than a quarter of century (since 1985). As you know IDB-Govt of Turkey¬†scholarship program is mainly for study in certain professional subjects¬†i.e.…

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Crucial Role of Turkey in Development of Africa

A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT A JOINT COOPERATION BETWEEN TURKEY AND ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) JEDDAH Dr Mohammad Siddik, MA* Background In a quick survey of the conditions of the Muslim communities living in its non-member countries in Africa and Asia in the early 1980s, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) which was established in 1973 with the mission to enhance development of the Muslim countries and the Muslim communities in the non-member countries, found out that, as the result of discrimination during the colonial times, Muslims in Africa were far behind…

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