In 2006, the EU decided to focus on bilateral trade agreements as an instrument to boost growth, with the introduction of its new “Global Europe” trade strategy. In line with this strategy to increase its competitiveness in global markets, the EU has started to negotiate free trade agreements with specific provisions on services, investment, public procurement and intellectual property rights. Turkey is preparing for such a changing environment. After starting or starting negotiations in parallel with the EU, Turkey is also adapting to the wide range of agreements and is negotiating new generation free trade agreements with its potential partners. This alignment concerns both autonomous regimes and preferential agreements with third countries. .