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.