The Regional Geo-economic Dynamics of Turkey in the Context of Europe: 2000-2014 the Emergence of Turkey as One of the Leading Geo-economic Powers of Europe
Journal of World Economic Research
Volume 8, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages: 25-39
Received: Apr. 17, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 2, 2019; Published: Dec. 27, 2019
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John Karkazis, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece
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Abstract
This paper focuses on the location of areas that can competently serve as global or regional supply centers in Europe and particularly in Turkey. In this context it analyses the subsequent polarization process introduced by the supply centers gravitational forces and the impact of key strategic features of European transport networks on the geo-economic dynamics of Europe and Turkey during the period 2000-2014. The main conclusion of this paper regards the establishment of France and Germany in western Europe and Turkey in the eastern Europe as the main geo-economic powers of it. In particular, southwestern Germany and eastern France accommodated all social and economic single gravity centers of Europe for all types of scale economies. Furthermore one basic characteristic of the single location gravity system is its remarkable intra-time locational stability. Regarding the dual gravity systems of Europe, during the period 200-2014 northeastern France retained a geo-economic dominance over the western group of gravity centers whereas Turkey was the dominant geo-economic power in the eastern group of gravity centers. During the same period the social subsystem of the triple gravity systems of Europe exhibited remarkable stability whereas the economic subsystem of them remarkable instability. Throughout this period Turkey was the dominant geo-economic power in the eastern Europe accommodating all gravity centers of the eastern pole of the triple gravity systems of it.
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Turkey, Geo-economic Dynamics, Supply Centers
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John Karkazis, The Regional Geo-economic Dynamics of Turkey in the Context of Europe: 2000-2014 the Emergence of Turkey as One of the Leading Geo-economic Powers of Europe, Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 25-39. doi: 10.11648/j.jwer.20190802.11
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