How Powerful is Turkey?


Turkey has a massive military presence and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The country has taken an active role playing peacekeeper between East and West. So how powerful is Turkey?

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“It’s one of the safest houses in a dodgy emerging markets neighborhood. Turkey weathered the global financial crisis better than most, and is rewarding investors with growth spurred by a young and educated workforce, modern infrastructure, a large domestic market, multiple free trade agreements and a liberal and reformist investment climate.”

Rise of Turkey as a Superpower
“During the past decade, Turkey has become the rising power in Europe, arguably the world’s most influential Muslim country and a dynamic inspiration for young Arab reformers.”

Encyclopedia of The Nations: Turkey
“Nevertheless, Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that is self-sufficient in terms of food. The country’s fertile soil, access to sufficient water, a suitable climate, and hard-working farmers, all make for a successful agricultural sector.”

CIA World Factbook: Turkey

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