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Turkey looks east for investment 22 janvier 2014

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Nikkei English News (Japan) Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sinan Tavsan, Istanbul

Turkey is looking to Asia as exchanges of goods with its main trade and investment partner, the European Union, diminish. Asia seems to welcome Turkey’s return. Exports to the EU in 2003 constituted 58% of Turkey’s total, as the country enjoyed the fruits of customs union (suite…)

More Singapore firms flocking to Turkey 11 décembre 2012

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Straits Times (Singapore) Tuesday, December 11, 2012, p. 34               Türkçe

Yasmine Yahya

Rise of its middle-income population, strength of economy are pull factors. With its wealth of natural resources and its prime geographical location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey is fast becoming a top investment destination among Singapore firms. (suite…)

How the east was lost 28 juillet 2012

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Financial Times (UK)  Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts

By Mark Mazower *

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, » wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. « What, » he warned, « will happen when China really wakes up? » (suite…)