Turkey in the top ten list by 2050

Güven Sak

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, passed away on Nov.10, 1938. Every year on Atatürk’s death anniversary, his successors visit his mausoleum to pay their respects and speak on the state of the nation. This year while paying his tributes at the mausoleum to commemorate the death anniversary of Ataturk, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “As we have ensured that our country reached its goals in many areas, so too, God willing, we will make sure that our country places among the top 10 economies in the world. I believe that will be the greatest gift to Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.” Turkey is now at number 19. The president often speaks of the year 2023 as a marker for such goals. Looking at a new population forecast study, I think that this would be doable. Let me elaborate.

Notes from Turkey and its vicinity: It’s the economy, stupid