I remember when I was a kid and watched the 2002 world cup. Turkey had a great team and gave the mighty Brazil(my favorite team) a hard time but Brazil still prevailed. Since then the national team of turkey has been in limbo. You guys develop great players like Ozil and others. But to me it seem Turkish national team lately has not been successful. Hopefully it does.
Now back to economics Turkey is growing pretty fast. It will be a powerhouse and I think Turkey should just give up trying to join the EU because of the mess it is going through. Thing is Turkey needs energy to fuel its economy. My question is what will be Turkey's future foreign policy? Will it be the policeman of the middle east? Continue zero problems policy? Be more assertive to protect its energy investments in Iran,Iraq,Azerbaijan? Will it be more assertive against Israel? Turkey is about to hit a crossroads to decide what type of power it is going to be.