Why Turkey Is Lagging

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    GÜVEN SAK: Why Turkey Is Lagging. Hurriyet, Turkey

    Turkey is lagging behind? Sounds perplexing, doesn’t it? Especially when one considers that Turkey’s growth in 2011 has surpassed even that of China. That is when I started hearing questions like “Is Turkey an economic exception amid the global crisis?”

    The true economic character of a country, however, can only be portrayed by its experience, and Turkey’s is there to analyze in numbers. The figures indicate that relative to the GDP per capita of the United States, Turkey performs badly when compared to Greece, Spain and Portugal. We only appear invincible because we no longer lag as badly behind Southern Europe as we used to. The culprit behind this misperception, a new study says, was Turkey’s low agricultural productivity in the 1960s and 1970s.

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    Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border...
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    Turkey scrambles F-16 jets on Syria border
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    turkey spends $100 million a year in its fight against pkk . why not give 15-20 million kurds their autonomy they seek and spend those funds on the country !!??
     
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    Syria makin' Turkey nervous...
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    Why Turkey Is Lagging

    Cause chicken is cheaper.
     

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