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Turkey - Powerhouse of Europe

DISTRIBUTED BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH -17 MAY 2011 INDEPENDENT FEATURE for IMAGE DIPLOMACY 

In under a century Turkey has endured some pretty seismic changes, not least the defeat of the Ottoman Empire. Independence came in 1923 - led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, credited as being the founder of the modern Turkish state – and it gave birth to a new mindset that most Turks hold very dear in both their business and personal lives.
Undergoing this transformation has not been easy but the nation has invested itself in its goals, achieving many in the last decade. They aim to reach other targets set, like their commitment to make Turkey one of the top 10 economies in the world by 2023; the milestone celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Republic.
There can be no doubt that the recent economic downtown ushered in a new world order in terms of fiscal regime, discipline and business practice. In light of the strife, Turkey’s performance has been little short of astonishing. Ilker Ayci, Pres…