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.)

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Turkey - Ghana Strategic Dialogue, which will bring together the representatives of the related sectors in a comprehensive way that includes the strategic dimension of the relations, will play a significant role.;

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In order for Turkey - Morocco relations to be carried to an ideal point in today’s multi-dimensional world order; every parameter should be taken into consideration. The aim of the Turkey - Morocco Strategic Dialogue is to prepare a civil, institutional and intellectual strategic base to improve and...;

Turkey - Indonesia Strategic Dialogue, which will bring together the actors and authorities in a comprehensive way that includes the strategic dimension of the relations, will play a significant role.;

In this context, the Turkey - China Strategic Dialogue, which will mobilize and bring together the entire ecosystem with a strategic approach, will see an important function.;

In this regard, the Turkey - United Kingdom Strategic Dialogue, which will bring together the representatives of the related sectors in a comprehensive way that includes the strategic dimension of the relations, will play a significant role. ;

The 2nd International Mediterranean Congress, which will be held with the main theme of the “Future of the Mediterranean Economy and Turkey“ aims at contributing to increase the communication among the countries in the Region and bring forward proposals for the resolution of the regional problems.;