Although the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have contagions all over the world, there are various developments in the economy, sports, art, and scientific fields in Turkey. The best developments for Turkey in 2021 are developments in sports, art, and investment. What are the advances in these areas?
As opposed to the contraction and low growth rates caused by the pandemic in 2019 and 2020, 2021 was the year of rapid loans growth. Foreign investor inflows took the form of housing sales, stocks, bonds, and direct investment in 2021. In addition, a swap agreement was reached with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, providing foreign currency input to the country.
The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games for Turkey in the sports were very productive. Turkish volleyball national team achieved the most success in team sports as the Fifth Olympiad. The volleyball women's national team repeated its success by the third place at the European Championships after the succession of Olympics games. Vakıfbank won the volleyball World Club Championship in Ankara the last month, while Fenerbahçe Opet won the bronze medal in third place.
In archery, Mete Gazoz won Turkey's first gold medal. At the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, Ayse Begüm Onbaşı won the first medal in the country's history. Anadolu Efes basketball team became the second team after Fenerbahçe Beko to repeat this success as Euroleague champion.
Taksim Mosque, which primarily reflected on the traces of classical Turkish architecture and changed the skyline of Taksim, was opened. Ataturk Cultural Center, which is the cultural memory of Taksim, has reopened with new structures added, and concerts have started. Turkish series broadcasting on Digital platforms have been successfully screened in many different countries around the world. Çamlıca Tower, which is seen from many points of Istanbul, was opened to the public with its stylish design.