Turkey is working to raise its profile across Africa, seeking to expand its trade, diplomatic ties and, significantly, its security profile throughout the continent — and especially in and around the Horn of Africa — to the discomfort of other regional powers concerned about a resurgent Turkish political and military presence. In the last days…

Long-simmering tensions between Turkey and Germany bubbled over this summer, with the once-strong ties approaching historic lows amidst exchanges over espionage, covert support of terrorism and allegations of economic blackmail. While conciliatory noises are coming out of Ankara, it may not be until late autumn or beyond before the temperature cools. The two countries risk…