The statistics clearly demonstrate that Germany is the most important partner of Turkey in terms of exports and imports as well as foreign direct investments. Considering the fact that these two countries have no common border, it indicates a special partnership which is rarely found in the world.
It is unthinkable that economic relations between countries are not influenced by political affairs. The policies followed by each country could either further or obstruct economic relations. However one might easily claim that the economic ties between Germany and Turkey are an exceptional case, because economic issues have a striking precedence over political ones. Although political relations between Turkey and Germany still lag behind the desired level, economic relations deepen and intensify day by day, and trade volumes between the two countries increase regularly.
This book is another example of the deep relations between the two countries. Edited by three distinguished faculty members of our university – Associate Prof. Dr. Elif Nuroğlu, Associate Prof. Dr. Ela Sibel Bayrak Meydanoğlu and Assistant Prof. Dr. Enes Bayraklı – this study deals with the evaluation of political, economic and business relations between Turkey and Germany. Its goal resembles one of the main goals of our university, which was established by these two countries to promote scientific and cultural relations between Turkey and Germany.
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