Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The international business community has long praised Turkey as an economic powerhouse, however a certain je ne sais quoi keeps it from fully entering the club of emerging nations with high growth potentials in the coming years. Yet, while multinational Turkish companies show great confidence within their comfort zone they tend to adopt a lower profile in more established marketplaces in, for example, Europe and the US. Why does the Turkish example –where business fundamentals are sound and economic resilience a reality– receive only cursory attention in the countless reports analyzing swift recovering in the developing world? This article argues that it is due to a lack of business diplomacy and economic reputation.

 

CONTRIBUTOR
Gregorie D'Oultremont
Gregorie D'Oultremont
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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