From carpets to calligraphy to ceramics, there is a lot of history and variety to the fine art of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire that preceded it.
Dominated by a highly-regarded banking sector and flourishing consumer goods industry, Turkey’s stock market is easy for foreign investors to access.
Research has shown that there will continue to be a battle for top talent in Turkey, as it competes with the West to attract and retain the best employees, says Mark Hamill, CEO of global search firm SpenglerFox
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Investing abroad always poses risk but if you’re careful, though, you can profit nicely in overseas markets, some with double-digit year-over-year growth.
The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.
For years, the prospect of Turkey joining the EU wasn't taken seriously. But Turkey has embarked on a series of economic and political reforms, making it more palatable to EU members.
Ankara’s effort at energy self-sufficiency will mean dishing out big contracts without offending any of its major trade partners.
Turkey's information and communications technology sector is probably the foremost candidate for growth.
Turkey’s dependence on imported oil is hampering its growth, and is likely to continue doing so as the country’s prosperity increases, regional analysts and energy experts say.
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Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, told CNBC, that Turkey was seeing a soft landing but a current account deficit was still an inevitability of the economy as almost all of Turkey's oil and gas is imported from abroad.
Turkey is diversifying away from Europe in terms of trade, with European Union leaders still unable to come up with a solution to stop the debt crisis from spreading, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said.
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