Turkey: A Bridge or an Island? (2013)

Turkey has developed a dynamic economy that has begun to complement its political and military status, and which has contributed to its renewed sense of importance to the region. Economic reforms that began in the early 2000s after many years of stagnation have modernized the domestic economy and opened it up to the global economy, drawing in large flows of foreign capital and direct investment. This paper is designed to help the reader understand some of the key domestic and foreign challenges facing Turkey today.