The global financial crisis has seen many nations sliding into a full-blown recession, accompanied by a sharp drop in spending. But some nations have managed to ride out the storm almost unharmed.
Germany has managed to stay out of harm's way, with the nation's gross domestic product rising at a moderate pace. This page collates DW's recent content on who has been or has not been affected by recession recently.
Turkey is amid local elections for control of the country's main cities. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading his AK party's campaign to tighten his grip on power. However, with Turkey sinking into recession this month's election could yet prove to be the biggest challenge to the president. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.