A SWOT ANALYSIS ON THE NEW SILK ROAD PROJECT AND POSSIBLE REFLECTION ON TURKEY'S FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IN FOREIGN TRADE
YENİ İPEK YOLU PROJESİ VE TÜRKİYE’NİN DIŞ TİCARETTE YÜK TAŞIMACILIĞINA OLASI YANSIMALARI ÜZERİNE BİR SWOT ANALİZİ

Author : Gözde ÇAĞLAR
Number of pages : 323-338

Summary

Today, with the rapid growth of technology and knowledge, the borders between countries have disappeared. These developments provided the improvement of trade and logistics as well as making it a competitive tool. Not only companies but also countries have participated in the competition process by producing projects. The New Silk Road Project launched by China in 2013 is a multilateral and comprehensive project. It foresees creating an economic belt on the route that is crossed by intercontinental land and sea routes. For this reason, it is of great importance for the global economy. Turkey serves as a bridge linking the continents in The New Silk Road Project. In this study, The New Silk Road Project has been examined in terms of Turkey under the scope of foreign trade and freight transport. This study tried to determine the approach of Turkey for initiative and the effects of Turkey on foreign trade and freight transport. Increased relations with China and this initiation will increase the trade volume of Turkey. At the same time, due to the infrastructure projects financed by the enterprise, physical infrastructure deficiencies will be eliminated. Having a very high potential, Turkey has the advantage of being a logistic base by evaluating project opportunities.

Keywords

Foreign Trade, The New Silk Road Project, Silk Road, China

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