Turkey Goes from Sick Man to Golden Boy of Europe
In 2002 soaring inflation, rampant corruption and a violently volatile boom/bust cycle saw Turkey labelled the sick man of Europe. But that is the year it all changed. Elected on a wave of discontent at the military's involvement in government and all the corruption and economic problems it caused, the Turkish people elected the AK Party, which promised socio-economic reform, fiscal reform and responsibility and to reduce the military's involvement in the governance of Turkey.
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