This policy brief focuses on Turkey’s leadership in peace operations
in Somalia (UNOSOM II) and Afghanistan (ISAF II and VII). It
explains the events leading to the establishment of these operations,
provides a brief history, and explores their mission in order to provide
a better understanding of Turkey’s leadership and the operations
themselves. Then, the brief examines the organization and activities
of these operations under Turkey’s leadership. This brief also aims at
analyzing the significance of Turkey’s leadership.