Turkey 2023: Four Profiles of Modern Turkey

This minidocumentary explores the challenges and opportunities that Turkey faces ahead of the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's founding of the modern republic.

See also: Turkey’s Path to Prosperity in 2023 by the Center for American Progress, the Istanbul Policy Center, and the Istituto Affari Internazionali

In the year 2023, Turkey will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s founding of the modern republic. To mark the occasion, the government is embarking on an ambitious policy agenda aimed at making Turkey one of the world’s top-10 economies. But achieving this goal will require balancing political, economic, and security concerns with the dreams and aspirations of a nation of 80 million people. This minidocumentary explores the challenges and opportunities Turkey faces in the coming years through the everyday lives of its people.

Fixer and translator: Tyler Evans
Music: “Sound of Picture” by Podington Bear

Turkey 2023 is a new project by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., the Istanbul Policy Center in Turkey, and the Istituto di Affari Internazionale in Rome to outline a long-term prosperity vision for Turkey and explore its role in the world. Funding provided by Stiftung Mercator.

Andrew Satter is the Director of Video, Michael Werz is a Senior Fellow, and Max Hoffman is the Associate Director for the National Security and International Policy team at the Center for American Progress.

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Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Michael Werz

Senior Fellow

Max Hoffman

Former Senior Director