Fragile or Favored? Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015 16 mars 2015Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
Tags: AKP, Bipartisan Policy Center, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Syria
Report (Bipartisan Policy Center) March 2015
National Security Program
Turkey is often touted as an economic success story. One impressive statistic, commonly cited by its government, is that Turkey has managed to triple its per capita gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic performance, in the last 13 years. Visitors to Turkey, whether Ankara or Istanbul, cannot help but notice an ever-changing and expanding skyline that suggests a dynamic and flourishing country. It is on the back of such progress and economic growth that the ruling party—the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which first won power in 2002—has been returned to power in three consecutive elections, in 2007, 2011, and 2014.
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