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The dark side of Turkey's construction boom

August 7, 2014

Turkey's construction boom is the engine of its growth spurt, but the cost is high for the people living in historic Istanbul neighborhoods and the country's economic stability.

07.08.2014 DW Wirtschaft Istanbul, Plakat Erdogan
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Erdogan's development policies have piled up a mountain of government debt worth almost 50 percent of the country's annual GDP.