As a bridge uniting Asia and Europe, Turkey’s economy continued to strengthen in 2017. With a GDP of 858 billion US dollars, Turkey is the 17th largest economy in the world . After the global financial crisis in 2008-2009, Turkish economy managed to grow by 6.8% and Turkey’s 2017 GDP growth is expected to remain strong, with levels close to 7%. These figures are well above the rates of other developing countries as well as EU and prove the dynamic nature of the Turkish economy. Going forward, according to IMF’s recent estimate, Turkish economy will grow by 4% in 2018, which is higher than Emerging Europe and LATAM countries and double that of the growth of the EU.