Turkey-GCC Relations Research Program
The research program aims to explore the emerging strategic relation between the Republic of Turkey and the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It aims to facilitate cooperation between scholars and practitioners alike in an effort to answer critical questions, further knowledge, and provide credible information on the topic.
Release Date: November 2017
Turkey’s trade and business relations with the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have substantially increased since the start of the 21st century. A multitude of bilateral agreements as well as an institutionalized High-level Strategic Dialogue between Turkey and the GCC have played a role in strengthening trade relations. The report outlines emerging trends in the growing economic ties through four key sectors: energy; banking and finance; construction and real estate; and tourism. Click to Download
Release Date: December 2015
Turkey’s relations with the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have made significant strides in the 21st century. While important antecedents took place in the last quarter of the 20th century, the government that came to power in 2002 developed unprecedented relations with the Gulf states. The report outlines the unique bond that has developed between Turkey and the GCC states through a historical, political, and economic perspective. Click to Download