Turkey's Opportunities and Challenges

Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Umit Boyner, Henri J. Barkey April 19, 2010 Washington, D.C.
Summary
As the 17th largest economy in the world, Turkey has expanded its political and economic vision from one focused on its immediate neighborhood to a global one. The country is also in the midst of a major political and societal transformation.
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A member of the UN Security Council and the G20, Turkey has become increasingly engaged in international affairs, as demonstrated by its efforts to broker Israeli–Syrian and Russian–Georgian talks. As the seventeenth largest economy in the world, Turkey has expanded its political and economic vision from one focused on its immediate neighborhood to a global one. Turkey is also in the midst of a major political and societal transformation. 

Umit Boyner, one of Turkey's leading business women and the new president of the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association, one of the most important indepent business assocations in Turkey, will address the challenges and opportunities Turkey faces in the 21st century.

About the Middle East Program

The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.

 
Source carnegieendowment.org/2010/04/19/turkey-s-opportunities-and-challenges/h9i7

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