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  • The Rise of Turkey Beth Hill-Skinner Spring 2012 Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey These slides accompanied a lecture series given at University of California, Riverside Extension in spring of 2012. Some of the material has been deleted to avoid misuse or misrepresentation of the material. Due to the changing nature of international events, some of the information may not be accurate at the time of your viewing of these slides.I hope that you are able to discover the significanceof the nation-state of Turkey at this time in history.~ Beth Hill-Skinner Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Turkey is on the rise As a diplomatic presence in the world As an emerging economic leader As a democratic presence in the Middle East As a labor force that is learning to anchor its future with increasing support for education and encouragement of the entrepreneurial culture As a fulcrum of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa As a supplier of goods to Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe As a key ally of the United States Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey This beautiful nation-state has a rich history and a powerful future. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Area: 780,580 sq. km. Capital--Ankara (pop. 4.77 million). Other cities--Istanbul (13.256 million), Izmir (3.949 million), Bursa (2.605 million), Adana (2.085 million), Gaziantep (1.701 million). Narrow coastal plain surrounds Anatolia, an inland plateau becomes increasingly rugged as it progresses eastward. Turkey includes one of the more earthquake- prone areas of the world. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Nationality: Noun--Turk(s). Adjective--Turkish. Population (December 2010 estimate): 73.7 million. Ethnic groups: Turkish, Kurdish, other. Religions: Muslim 99% (majority Sunni), Christian, Bahai, and Jewish. Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek. Education: Years compulsory--8. Attendance--97.6%. Literacy--87.4%. Health: Infant mortality rate--23.94/1,000. Life expectancy- -72.5 yrs. Work force (27.43 million): By occupation--services 47.1%; agriculture 26.5%; industrySkinner and Beth Hill- construction 7.5%. 18.9%; and Property of OutoftheBoxIntl
  • The Rise of Turkey Independence: October 29, 1923. Constitution: November 7, 1982. Amended in 1987, 1995, 2001, 2007, and 2010. Branches: Executive--president (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), Council of Ministers (cabinet--appointed by the president on the nomination of the prime minister). Legislative--Grand National Assembly (550 members) chosen by national elections at least every 4 years. Judicial--Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation, Council of State, and other courts. Political parties with representatives in Parliament: Justice and Development Party (AKP) (327 seats), Republican Peoples Party (CHP) (135 seats), Nationalist Action Party (MHP) (52 seats), Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) (29 seats), and seven independents. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
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  • The Rise of Turkey Government is a Republic. The Turkish state has been officially secular since 1924. Approximately 99% of the population is Muslim. Most Turkish Muslims follow the Sunni traditions of Islam, although a significant number follow Alevi and Shiite traditions. There are at least 12 million Turkish citizens who assert a Kurdish identity, making them the largest ethnic minority in Turkey. The role of religion in society and government, the role of linguistic and ethnic identity, and the publics expectation to live in security dominate public discourse. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey President of the Republic--Abdullah Gul Prime Minister--Recep Tayyip ErdoganMinister of Foreign Affairs--Ahmet DavutogluAmbassador to the United States--Namik Tan Ambassador to the UN--Ertugrul Apakan Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey In the June 2011 parliamentary election for Turkeys 61st government, the AKP captured 49.9% of the total votes, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the Prime Minister of a single- party government for a third consecutive term. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey The rise of Turkey in the 21st century. Turkey is a key strategic partner for the U.S. The relationship has been strained at times, but Turkey remains an essential ally for the U.S. Obama / Erdogan are said to be in regular communication Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Abdullah Gl is the president of Turkey. He became the 11th president of Turkey on August 28, 2007, making him the first Muslim president of modern Turkey. He was also the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2002 November 18 to 2003 March 14. HEAD OF STATE Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey More than 70% of Turkeys population lives in urban areas that juxtapose Western lifestyles with more traditional ways of life. Turkey is a large, middle-income country with relatively few natural resources. Its economy is currently in transition from a high degree of reliance on agriculture and heavy industry to a more diversified economy with an increasingly large and globalized services sector. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • Geo-Strategic Opportunity in the 21st Century Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks. Today Turkey is a powerful nation state. It has been a member of NATO since 1952 playing a key role many times for US forces; particularly for the Air Force. Turkey is a UN member and held a non-permanent seat on the Security Council from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Then President Turgut Ozal began to open up the economy in the 1980s. There has been a customs union with the European Union since 1995. In the 1990s, Turkeys economy suffered from a series of coalition governments with weak economic policies, leading to high-inflation boom- and-bust cycles that culminated in a severe banking and economic crisis in 2001. Turkeys economy recovered strongly from the 2001 recession thanks to good monetary and fiscal policies and structural economic reforms made with the support of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • Istanbul, Turkey The Rise of Turkey Osher 2012 Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Turkey is a unique mix of politics, culture, society, and religion. Although poised for geo-political influence, Turkey is not without its problems. The Kurdish problem The Armenian problem The EU problem The Israeli problem The Syrian problem The Iranian problem) Property of OutoftheBoxIntl and Beth Hill- Skinner
  • The Rise of Turkey Turkey is an ancient people and civilization dating back to a prehistory of 500,000 B.C. In 2012, Turkey is a confluence of cultures, geography, civilization, and politics. Turkey is poised to become a primary nation-state in the coming decades. Turkey represents a form of democracy aligned with an Islamic nation-Muslim and secular Many consider it an example for the Arab states. Mod