Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

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 Ay
Aslı Ay A. Turgay Adıyaman is the Managing Director of Turkey and the Caspian region for Saffron Brand Consultants.
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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