Forget India, forget China! Those two are often touted as the next superpowers in chess, possibly even taking over Russia. However, there's another country to keep an eye on. It is none other than Turkey! With their federation throwing so much cash around, there's motivation aplenty for their young players. Apparently a local bank is the main sponsor. I guess the financial crisis hasn't hit them hard.
Thanks to IM David Smerdon for this tid-bit. He'd quit his day job, he said, if only the ACF had the same sort of thing!