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Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium

Hüseyin Isıksal and Ozan Örmeci

In recent years there has been an increased public and academic interest in the new activism within Turkish foreign policy and Turkey's search for a more ambitious role. This book represents a new outlook, perception and conceptualization on Turkish Foreign Policy and offers contributions from various experts in their fields. The volume includes over forty chapters that cover ten area-based analyses including Turkey's relations with the EU, the Middle East, Cyprus and the US, the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Central Asia, Latin America, the Far East and International Organizations.
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Turkey and Latin America: A New Horizon of a Strategic Relationship


Abstract: After the impact of the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009, Latin America and the Caribbean began to grow again in 2011 at a rate exceeding 4.3 % promising 5,000 million GDP. One of the main factors of economic growth in the region has been the external sector. In the period 2004-2010 both exports and imports of goods doubled while the percentage of total external debt to GDP decreased from 34.4 % to 19.2 % (ECLAC, 2011). In this context, Latin America is seen by Turkey as a land of opportunities to expand trade, build global alliances and find new investment alternatives for the strategic projection focus in new markets. The constancy of the trade policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the “Promoting Trade Strategy with Latin American Countries” (2006) and the expansion of the commerce had positioned Turkey as an emerging trade partner in the last geographical frontier of the Turkish Foreign Policy.

Keywords: Turkey, Latin America.

1. Latin America in World Economy

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