On September 20th, Kelley School of Business Department of Business Economics and Public Policy Senior Lecturer Kerem Cakirer gave a fascinating talk in Turkish about Turkey as an emerging market. As a critical regional economic actor and emerging market in Europe and Asia, understanding Turkey from an economic perspective is essential. Amid the current atmosphere of economic tension between the United States and Turkey, most plainly evident in the tariffs recently imposed on Turkey by the Trump Administration, this talk was timely and relevant for students and faculty. Basic microeconomic theory such as the relationship between supply and demand as well as macroeconomic theory such as GDP and unemployment rates were presented and analyzed. In addition, parallels were drawn between Turkey and other emerging markets such as Argentina, and the differences between frontier, developing, and developed economies was discussed. Overall, the talk was highly informative and interesting, and students left with a strengthened understanding of Turkey’s global economic role.