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Mutual dependency: The AKP and the economy

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The following is a very tidy, instructive read from the pen of a former Fulbright ETA on a topic that is all-too-often brushed over. Though the far more interesting corollary (for those of us not exposing our portfolios to Turkey anyway) is the unstated inverse—that “Turkish political stability depends on the economy”—the brief history lesson comprising the article manages to prove both points.

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Turkish economy depends on political stability
Eli Lovely; Global Risk Insights; Nov. 9th, 2013

Turkey has undergone tremendous economic development over the last 15 years, but protests earlier this year revealed underlying social fractures and areas of political risk. Investment opportunities abound in this emerging market but remain dependent on political stability.

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Written by M. James

November 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Posted in Politics, Turkey

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