Several stories on Turkey today covering cultural, political and economic issues involving the increasingly important country, which recently celebrated 60 years of membership in NATO and has been very involved in crises throughout the region.
Foreign Policy Magazine has a very interesting article by Andrew Finkel that discusses several facets of life in Turkey. The article is likely to educate readers and incite some heated debate as well.
Balkans.com has an interesting post about Turkey and speculation about it joining BRICS, the group of “growth market” countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, that are asserting themselves in the world economy.
Enduring America also has a post about Turkey’s role as the host of on-again off-again back on-again talks between Iran and P5+1 countries (U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and Germany).