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Why is Turkey's economy continuing to grow?

The Turkish economy continued to grow in 2011 despite European stagnation.

To some it's known as the 'Turkish miracle'.

With Turkey seemingly taking a bigger role in regional foreign affairs, many are looking to the country as an example of sound economic and political practice.

But with a global trade and service balance in debt to the tune of $70bn, will its economy have to slow this year if Turkey is to balance its books?

Howard Johnson reports.

  • 11 Feb 2012
  • From the section World