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Topic - Sinan Ulgen
Russia and Turkey, former Cold War adversaries, are finding common ground on energy despite ongoing diplomatic disputes.
While much attention has been focused on China and India, other quickly emerging nations are establishing themselves as powers to contend with in their parts of the world.
"It's quite radical, quite a sharp economic transformation," he said, noting that per-capita income in Turkey tripled from $3,000 to $9,000 in less than a decade while foreign investment flows jumped from $1 billion a year to $20 billion a year and trade with the rest of the world burgeoned to $200 billion.
"Now, one of the objectives of Turkish foreign policy is to ensure that Turkish exporters get new export markets and that the country receives more foreign direct investment," Mr. Ulgen said.