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.

 

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Gregorie D'Oultremont
Gregorie D'Oultremont
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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