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Turkey: Bridge Between The Western World And The Middle East

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Turkey being an intercontinental country is situated in Southwestern Asia and Southeastern Europe. Turkey is a vast country with comparatively few natural resources. Turkey has taken various steps to recover and develop its investment strategy by the governmental reformation, by terminating the foreign investment screening, and by strengthening copyright/patent laws (and law making). On the other hand, investments have been inhibited due to the arguments raised which involves foreign investors and certain policies in Turkey such as high tax policy and ongoing gaps in the copyright/patent government in power. Turkey also has many two-sided investment and tax agreements between countries even ...view middle of the document...

Turkey must also safeguard an ample supply of energy in order to cope up with the economy and a growing demand for energy. Until now, Turkey had mostly relied upon Russian and Iranian imports for power generation. “Recently the new internet law passed in Turkey on 6th February 2014 is another domestic challenge which again pushes turkey away from Europe.” (Huda Arifullah, 23 February 2014, 10:58:56 AM). The new internet law has made the authorities have complete control over information provided over the internet and even to collect users’ browsing histories. This has been the latest setback to democracy of Turkey. One of the Turkey’s international challenges includes Turkey’s political policies towards Israel. The relations between Israel and Turkey had taken a dip during the period of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the Prime Minister of Turkey. The relations were further worsened after the 2008–09 Gaza War and the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid. Another international challenge of Turkey is its unresolved dispute over Cyprus. In 1974, despite the international laws, Turkey has invaded Cyprus, which has caused lots of tensions. The tensions caused between Turkey and Greece has also been one of the international challenges. The dealings between the Greek and the Turkish states have been ticked off by irregular stages of mutual antagonism and settlement ever since Greece gained its freedom from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. Since then, the two nations have confronted each other in four of the major wars, the last being the Turkish War of Independence.

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