Turkey’s COVID-19 Diplomacy : International Cooperation in the Age of Global Health and Economic Crisis

​Selçuk Çolakoğlu

Crisis and Fragility: Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Policy Responses, CHO Choongjae (ed.), Sejong: 

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), December 28, 2020.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought very unexpected challenges in 2020 from health issues to economic and humanitarian crisis. These challenges make countries spend more energy to handle difficulties properly. In fact, no one has a capacity to confront those new or aggravated global challenges individually. International cooperation in the age of global health and economic crisis has become more imminent to diminish national and global repercussions. Turkey, as a rising middle power, has also suffered a lot because of the global pandemic. On the other hand, Ankara has initiated active diplomacy and global engagement strategy to increase its globality and to decrease its suffering with the help of international cooperation.

Keywords: Corona Diplomacy, Turkey, International Cooperation, Aid Diplomacy.