Given that developing countries face vastly different challenges with vastly different capacities to respond, we must stop thinking of them as members of a single club.
Turkey is a rapidly developing country with a dynamic national economy, the largest in central and eastern Europe. This is a complex mix of modern industry and commerce along with a traditional agricultural sector that still accounts for as much as 30 per cent of employment.
Per-capita income was estimated at $12,000 in 2008. However, the country struggles with significant inequality: as of 2008, 45.5 per cent of the population could not buy new clothes and 88.8 per cent could not afford a one-week holiday away from home.