Economists have described Turkey as a ‘newly industrialised country’; it’s now among the world’s leading producers of vehicles, construction materials, electronics, textiles and equipment; to name a few. Ideally stationed between the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey plays a pivotal role in worldwide exports. Turkey has high GPD growth of +8.49% at time of writing. This strong growth has been fuelled by growing trade, foreign investment, tourism and manufacturing. In 1995 Turkey signed The ‘Customs union’ with the European Union, removing trade barriers and facilitating EU Trade. This caused a significant demand in increased industrial exports for EU members. Turkey is a country that is rich in natural resources; there are hopes to increase self-sufficiency with the recent discovery of new oil and gas fields. Other natural resources include gold, iron, clay, marble and mercury.