Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Turkey’s failure to attract and retain FDI.
Turkey has long failed to match its peers in attracting outside investment, which peaked in 2007; there is no sign of any return to that level. More worryingly, in the past two years, a number of high-profile investors have announced plans to leave. Other investors are privately expressing growing concern at seizures of companies and assets belonging to people alleged to be connected to the July 2016 failed coup, and at the strength of government anti-Western rhetoric.