Turkey is crucial for the wellbeing of the global economy and economic integration between Europe and Asia, according to the director of a leading think tank.

Turkey is a great, large and significant country that strides Europe and Asia, said Jeffrey Sachs, who heads the Center for Sustainable Development in the U.S.-based Columbia University.

“Turkey is also a transit country in the sense of goods going from Europe to Asia or from China to Europe, or information through 5G networks and fiber optics or fast rail, other or power transmission,” Sachs stressed, adding that the country is a “major

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