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When the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreements come into effect, the tectonic plates under global trade and investment flows will move. Turkey will be profoundly impacted. With no seat at the TTIP negotiation table and no clear path for inclusion in this massive new transatlantic trade block in formation, Turkey needs a realistic strategy. This article demonstrates that the recent “docking” of Japan to the TPP is a precedent that Turkey can follow. Over the next three years, Turkey and other US allies that will also be negatively impacted by their exclusion from TTIP should lobby for a clause to allow them to be included.

 

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Aslı AyA. Turgay Adıyaman is the Managing Director of Turkey and the Caspian region for Saffron Brand Consultants.
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