OECD sees robust Turk growth

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s economic growth rate should settle at around 6 percent in the next two years, barring shocks – above a 5.5 percent government target for 2008, the OECD said yesterday in its economic outlook. «In the absence of shocks, growth should settle at around 6 percent in 2008 and 2009,» the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The OECD report showed Turkish gross domestic product growth projected at 5.8 percent in 2008 and 6.3 percent in 2009. The Turkish government targets 5.0 percent GDP growth in 2007, and aims for 5.5 percent in 2008.