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Country survey X: Defence spending in Turkey

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  • Selami Sezgin

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This paper provides a country survey of the Turkish defence economy. Turkey is a member of NATO alliance and is strategically located between Europe and Middle East. Moreover, Turkey has a high defence burden and high economic growth. The first part of the survey presents a brief economic background of Turkey, its armed forces, the defence industry, its modernisation and trends in Turkish defence expenditure. The rest of the paper focuses on the relationships between defence spending and economic growth. The effect of defence spending on economic growth is econometrically estimated using a supply side model. Both externality effects and the size effect of defence spending are estimated for Turkey. The study concludes that defence expenditure stimulates economic growth while externalities from the defence sector to the rest of economy are negative for Turkey.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 8 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 381-409

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:8:y:1997:i:4:p:381-409

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Keywords: Turkey; Defence expenditure; Economic growth; Turkish defence industry;

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