Trade Relations Between Turkey And The United States During 1980-2014: From A Political Alliance To A Trade Partnership
Turkey and the United States have always been good political allies since the end of the II. World War. The relations between Turkey and the United States have constructed primarily on the military and defense axis. Though the trade relations between nation states have always been a promoter and facilitator in the implementation of a more prominent relationship, Turkey and the United States trade relations had set back until 1980. The trade relations between the parties have gained momentum together with the implementation of the export-led economic liberalization program of Turkey which was initiated on 24 January 1980 and then derivative initiatives of the parties have accompanied to the program. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the trade relations between Turkey and the United States during 1980-2014, to determine the challenges and the opportunities and to suggest proposals for a closer trade partnership which would accompany to the consistent political alliance.
Key words- Turkey And The United States, Trade Relations Between Turkey And The United States, Trade Partnership Between Turkey And The United States, Political Alliance Between Turkey And The United States.