Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Turkey has set ambitious goals and targets for 2023. The most popular of these is to rank among the world’s 10 biggest economies. For this objective to be met, there are several key economic, social, and political conditions that must be fulfilled. Turkey will have to grow on average eight percent per annum. For this objective to be met, there are several key economic, social, and political conditions that must be fulfilled. In the economic sphere, maintaining a high investment to GDP ratio is pivotal. For sustainable growth, Turkey should increase total factor productivity through considerably larger investment in R&D and human capital. Also, Turkey should increase domestic saving rates in order to address the saving-investment gap.
 
 
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Tayfun Bayazıt
Tayfun Bayazıt
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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