Nobody knows how early parliamentary elections in Turkey on November 1 will end, but nothing can shake the historical status of the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And it is a simple fact – after a long succession of military coups, politicians of all kınds, many of which, for all their dids have been forgotten as soon as the door closed behind them at Cankaya Palace, on the Turkish political horizon shone new the star. We will not compare nowadays Turkish leader, lıke hıs fans do, with the immortal Ataturk.
However, the fact remains that over the 30 years of his activities (if you count from 1984, when he became chairman of the department of the Welfare Party in his native Istanbul’s Beyoglu district ) Erdogan, according to many observers, left in the shadow the majority of his predecessors. None of the predecessors of the current head of state had economic achievements , comparable to Erdogans . Turkish companies are active players on markets of Russia, as well as the Middle East markets.
Since 2002 , Turkey’s economy is characterized by a steady rise . Even the global economic crisis of 2008 did not stop its growth , which, although it has slowed down , but still reached 11.7 %, which made Turkey come into second place after China’s economic growth. It was during the reign of Erdogan. Turkey has become a new hegemony in the region. Revolutionary for Turkish economy will become a new project of the century – the construction of an undersea tunnel “Eurasia” , which connects Europe and Asia via the underwater tunnel under the Bosphorus .
In general , despite the fact that Turkey continues to be an ally of the United States and still wants to join the European Union , it began a process of self- review of its political interests, in some cases, getting rid of the American and European tutelage.