The Republic of Turkey, established in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is today a modern country which offers a model to lands beyond. Turkey lies at the crossroads of three continents, making it a unique meeting place of the world.Turkey is a land which enjoys a heritage of tolerance and mutual understanding, enabling all faiths to coexist in peace and harmony within it. The power that comes from its history, coupled with values established today, has built a world nation. The negotiations with the European Union which opened 0n 3 October 2005 open up fresh and promising dimensions for the country's future.With its 4$360 billion national revenue, Turkish economy is the world's 19th and Europe's 7th biggest one.Turkey occupies the 23th place in the world with imports of $117 billion, while it occupies 34th place for its exports.
Turkey is a candidate to become one of the most dynamic and exciting locations, for business and international cooperation in the 21st century.