No Time to Slow Down

Turkey's Turmoil Doesn't Slow Ambition

Deadly terrorist attacks, a failed coup and a plunge in tourism revenue haven't slowed Turkey's ambitious megaproject plans. In fact, the bad news may be fueling the projects. "Particular after the [2016] coup attempt, the megaprojects have become a symbol of national resilience," author Mustafa Akyol told The Christian Science Monitor. Turkey's megaprojects include a US\$24 billion airport in Istanbul, a US$7 billion highway from Istanbul to Izmir and a mosque that can hold more than 37,000 people. They are all underway.
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