Turkey is a natural bridge between both East-West and North-South axes, which makes it geopolitically one of the most significant countries in the world. In this post, we focused on the importance of Turkey’s location.
The Republic of Turkey straddles Europe and Asia which forms a land bridge linking Levant; Persian and Caucuses Areas. Anatolian Peninsula is the hometown of the country. Anatolia is known to be the starting point of culture. Even according to some Theologians, Archaeologists and Anthropologists; Anatolia is the place which started the fire of life.
Alexander the Great, Ceaser, Arabs, Turks, etc. everyone has a strong desire to rule Anatolia since in the early history Silk Road was ending in Anatolia and if you wanted to buy best items; you should had ruled Anatolia.
After 19th century, oil found in Middle East, Asia and Caucasia; and Anatolia became the energy road to Europa. As a result, at the beginning of 20th century, First World War took place of course for oil; and Western countries wanted to use Anatolia-Turkish Lands as the logistic center. Because they understood the easy energy transportation could be done only from Anatolia.
Now we are in the new era of 22nd Century; The Silk Road between China and Turkey has been established again, which will increase Chinese merchandise sales to Europe. Russian gas pipeline, Iraqi oil pipeline and Azerbaijan gas and oil pipeline will reach towards Europe over Turkey. Germany makes the biggest factories in Turkey for producing and selling merchandise to Middle East, Africa and Russia. As a result, Turkey is not only a domestic market, it is also the logicstic center of the old world. This is just one part of Turkish geopolitical importance.
While the world is getting global; Turkey will raise up its importance on the world. How can we be sure with this idea? With very basic maths. Thanks to marketing 4.0, the amount of gainings will decrease while the amount of gainings achieved through minimazing the expenses of transportation will be the most important part of that gain. In any case, it is inevitable to work with Turkey if more profit is intended.
• A natural bridge between both East-West and North-South axes, thus creating an efficient and cost-effective outlet to major markets
• Easy access to 1.7 billion customers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa
• Access to multiple markets worth USD 25 trillion of GDP
• An important energy terminal and corridor in Europe connecting the East and the West
• Located at a close proximity of more than 70 percent of the world’s proven primary energy reserves, while Europe, the largest energy consumer, is located right to the west of Turkey, thus making the country a linchpin in energy transit and an energy terminal in the region