9TH International Balkan Forum

  • “Future of the Balkans Economy and Turkey”
Turkey, in terms of foreign trade, has increasingly become important both for the Balkan region and Europe, of which Turkey is the fifth-largest exporter and the seventh-largest importer. Turkey's foreign investment stock has increased from $7 billion to almost $40 billion. The percentage of the investments by Turkey in the Balkan countries is around 5% of its overall foreign investments, while Romania is the largest in export and Greece is the largest in import. There has been an upward trend in Turkey's investments in the region particularly Romania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Turkey's volume of trade with the 12 Balkan countries has increased 23 billion dollars. The export volume of the Balkan countries is over 500 billion dollars.

Hence, the countries in the Region are required to keep the intellectual infrastructure regarding their future fit, and develop such policies that are appropriate to their interests. The 9th International Balkan Forum, which is organized under the main theme of theFuture of the Balkans Economy and Turkey“ aims at contributing to this field.

Main Theme
Future of the Balkans Economy and Turkey

Sub-Themes
Governance of the Economic Competition in the Balkans and Turkey
EU and the Balkans New Economy Ecosystem after the Brexit
China, Belt and Road Project, the Balkans and Turkey
New Economic Dynamics in the Balkans
Country Perspectives (Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania etc.)

Turkey is attempting to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), of which Argentina is a member. The "FTA Framework Agreement" signed in 2008 to determine the framework of FTA negotiations between Turkey and MERCOSUR entered into force in 2019. ;

The development of new alliances on security can be read from the risks and the initiatives undertaken by dominant countries. The quality of the concepts of property and power, and the business model change historically. The future of the EU with the "Failure in Success" syndrome will be determine...;

Ukraine, being a member of many regional and international organizations such as United Nations (UN), UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, CIS, WTO, GUAM, BSEC, AVET, BSEC, is one of the 21st century regional power candidates and it is foreseen that its importance will continue to increase in the near futur...;

Turkish companies in Sudan are mainly concentrated in the fields of iron-steel, cement, PVC production, leather, marble, grain import and export, bakery, curtain making and furniture, intercity bus transportation, agricultural products trade, white goods trade. ;

The development of new alliances on security can be read from the risks and the initiatives undertaken by dominant countries. The quality of the concepts of property and power, and the business model change historically. The future of the EU with the "Failure in Success" syndrome will be determined ...;

Turkey's historical, political and cultural ties between Europe, Black Sea, Caucasus, Asia, Middle East and African countries, rising activity in the international arena, especially in the United Nations, being an important member of organizations such as NATO, OSCE and CICA and with active foreign ...;

Turkey's historical, political and cultural ties between Europe, Black Sea, Caucasus, Asia, Middle East and African countries, rising activity in the international arena, especially in the United Nations, being an important member of organizations such as NATO, OSCE and CICA and with active foreign ...;

In addition to the bilateral relations, both countries have close cooperation in the frame of international and regional organizations such as the UN and OIC. However, the level of relations between Turkey and Libya is well under the potential regarding the political affinity. That both countries ha...;