Turkey: A former emerging market star stumbles
Politics & Economics

Turkey: A former emerging market star stumbles

Turkey’s economy once enjoyed China-like growth rates, with gross domestic product expanding at 8.8 percent as recently as 2011, and 9.2 percent the year before that. But things have changed. Turkey’s GDP has tumbled from the highs of recent years to what experts call a disappointing 2.9 percent in 2014—which is higher than typical growth … Continue reading

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey
Culture / Education

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal Turkey’s cities boast an impressive number of young female CEOs and increasing number of women in the workplace. The World Bank declares that “the gender gap in Turkey’s education system has virtually disappeared.” But a dark shadow lurks over the country’s rural Eastern and Southeastern regions, where 45 percent of … Continue reading