Turkey gets a second chance

When the annals of Turkish economic history are compiled, it's a safe assumption that 2006 will go down as a year policymakers would rather forget. The big story, of course, was the derailing of Turkey's accession talks with the European Union (EU) following the latter's suspension of negotiations on eight of the 35 chapters of the acquis communautaire, the term used to describe the EU's body of laws. This move was prompted by Turkey's refusal to open its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot traf