Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The year 2023 will mark the centennial of the Turkish Republic. The government has set an ambitious economic goal for this date: for Turkey to become the 10th largest global economy. However, this is easier said than done. In this article, the challenges that Turkey may face in achieving this target are discussed and a perspective on the private sector’s contribution to this process is presented. The author argues that Turkey can only achieve its goals for 2023 and beyond if it emerges as a stable and mature democracy that provides the necessary background for a successful economy and a thriving business community.
 
 
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Rahmi M. Koç
Rahmi M. Koç
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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