The European Union will declare that Turkey’s economic policies have proven successful during the crisis in her annual report, to be released on Oct. 12. The economic part of the progress report, seen by Today’s Zaman, will praise the performance of the Turkish economy while the EU, the world’s largest economy, is still struggling to contain the Greek crisis in a bid to save her ailing economies.
?Overall, the economy expanded rapidly in 2010 and in the first quarter of 2011, mainly driven by strong domestic demand,? said the draft. Despite the strong showings of the Turkish economy, the draft says Turkey’s gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant stands at 48 percent of the EU average in 2010.