Dimitrios Tsioulis

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Can Turkey Be an Energy Hub for Europe?

By Dimitrios Tsioulis

Turkey’s rapid recent progress appears to refute the notion that political change, hampered by immovable bureaucracy, tends to take a long time. Ankara was perceived to be a basket case but a decade ago, suffering from severe structural weaknesses. It was constantly on the brink of economic collapse and the unyielding bras de fer between Kemalist and Islamist political parties led to political instability and social unrest. Yet modern-day Turkey has managed to overcome these adversities and is turning towards a promising, dynamic future.