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TEPAV Director Sak: “Transport Corridors Necessary for Integration in the Mediterranean” Sak stated that the share of MENA countries in Turkey’s exports increased from 17.8 percent in 2007 to 35.3 percent in 2012.
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11/06/2013 WASHINGTON – TEPAV Director Güven Sak pointed at the need to improve transportation infrastructure for economic integration in the MENA region, the share of which in Turkey’s exports has been improving remarkably. Sak attended the meeting [More]
TEPAV Director Sak: “Turkey Has Neglected Rural Development” The 7th Regional Development and Governance Symposium began with around 200 specialists and otherwise concerned attendees
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13/12/2012 ANKARA – The 7th Regional Development and Governance Symposium TEPAV organized in cooperation with the Ankara University Center for Development Studies Research and Application (AKÇAM) on the Rural Development started on Thursday, 12 December 20 [More]
The New Investment Incentive Package and the Other Turkey Commentary/Esen Çağlar
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09/04/2012 "The new investment incentive package was announced at the beginning of April. According to the initial reflections in the media, everyone is quite content with it. I would be too, if I was an investor here. It seems that the incentive experts [More]
“Regional Competitiveness” Discussed during TEPAV's Annual Governance Symposium The 6th Annual Regional Development and Governance Symposium was held in Ankara.
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02/12/2011   ANKARA – TEPAV hosted its sixth annual Regional Development and Governance Symposia on Friday, December 2, 2011, with the theme “regional competitiveness and governance.” Delivering the opening speech of the symposium held at TEPAV, Gove [More]
Commentary/Esen Çağlar: How can fiberoptic cables reduce migration from the east to the west? TEPAV Economic Policy Analyst Esen Çağlar assessed the services sector-based development potential of Erzurum taking departure from Turkcell's research project that investigated the local economic impact of its call center in the city.
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19/09/2011 Çağlar said: "I do not know about politics, but technology definitely has the power to make dreams come true. Let’s say that you are in Istanbul and you want to order kebab from the restaurant two blocks away. You pick up the phone and a yo [More]
Commentary/Esen Çağlar: How should Istanbul grow: Via unearned rent or human capital? TEPAV Economic Policy Analyst Esen Çağlar stressed that, in the face of the  ongoing debates about the Istanbul Channel Project, Turkey has to make a choice about its growth strategy as well as Istanbul's future.
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02/05/2011 The commentary assessed: "However, despite the wide gap between supply and demand and the ever-increasing difficulty of life, we must give Istanbul its due: if Turkey has grown over the last three decades, it has been enabled by this beautiful cit [More]
Commentary/Esen Çağlar: Turkey needs a new policy on Palestine TEPAV Economic Policy Analyst Esen Çağlar stated that Turkey's new policy on Palestine must focus on tthe acceleration of economic development, the state-building process, and the political reinforcement of the peace process.
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16/02/2011   The commentary said: "Pursuing political issues not backed by the priorities of accelerating economic development and facilitating the state-building process in Palestine harms Turkey's soft power and its effectiveness in the Middle East. Turke [More]
The State’s Tools for Regional Development in Question The 5th Regional Development and Governance Symposium by TEPAV hosted debates on the special economic zones, clustering policy, regional development, and the efficiency of these as tools for regional development.
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28/01/2011 ANKARA - The 5th Regional Development and Governance Symposium, with the theme "Governance of Industrial Policy," ended on Friday 28 January 2011 with discussions questioning the tools of the state to ensure regional development. The second and [More]
The 5th Regional Development and Governance Symposium Begins During the first day's program of the fifth event of TEPAV's Regional Development and Governance Symposium series, the regional development dimension of the industrial policy and regional and sector-based incentive systems were discussed
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27/01/2011 ANKARA - The 5th Regional Development and Governance Symposium organized by TEPAV in cooperation with the Middle East Technical University (METU) Unit for Urban and Regional Research started. The symposium, with the theme "Governance of Industria [More]
New Approach for Policies to Improve the Product Pattern TEPAV hosted Dany Bahar of Harvard University to perform trainings on 'product space', a new developmental economics approach guiding the identification of countries' product patterns.
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24/01/2011 Dany Bahar, a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University, visited TEPAV during January 2011 to perform a series of trainings to the staff on applications of recent economic research performed at CID un [More]