These days, Turkey is often regarded with envy. Its economic success and growth easily outshines its neighbors in Europe and the Middle East. During the European economic crisis, it managed to sustain growth rates second only to China. Rigorous reforms and a program of stabilization have secured Turkey’s place as the world’s 16th-largest economy by gross domestic product (GDP). But its ambitions reach further, and with a clear vision for growth and development, Turkey steadily asserts itself as a global economic power.