• istanbulanalytics

    Your companion in understanding Turkish macroeconomics and politics

  • istanbulanalytics

    Your indispensable guide on Turkish politics and economics

  • istanbulanalytics

    Aspiring to be your electronic library on Turkey's economy and politics

Introducing Our Turkey Research Services

Murat Ucer and Atilla Yesilada have been collaborating to provide research about Turkish economy, politics and policy, including on selected topics such as banking, energy and regulatory issues to New York based global research firm, GlobalSource Partners (GSP). Istanbulanalytics is an independent research platform, where they display their products and select articles/research about the country...

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How to access our services

Turkey’s uniquely complex operating environment with its rapidly changing economic and political parameters renders analytical assistance to decision making indispensable. With our 50 years of combined experience in economic, policy and regulatory research, we firmly believe we can add value to your understanding of and business operations in Turkey...

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Turkey in the Foreign Press

Flurry of warnings sparks fears for Turkey’s fast-growing economy

23Mar2018 Source: Financial Times

The worry now is that growth has created imbalances. Core inflation stands at almost 12 per cent. Data released last week showed the current account deficit widened to $7.1bn in January, with a Read More...

Turkey’s tiny Saadet Party emerges as potential kingmaker

22Mar2018 Source: al Monitor

My deep gratitude goes to Ms Ayla Jean Ackley for covering the Phoenix-like rise of  SP from its ashes under Mr Karamollaoglu, who can turn around political dynamics.   Opinion surveys show Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

US spending bill drops Turkey sanctions


Turkey averted political sanctions by Congress in the last second, but the threat is not over, reports Amberin Zaman of al Monitor.   “Tough love” prescribes Asli Aydintasbas Read More...

Farewell, Freedom


The story of Aydin Dogan’s   capitulation to Erdogan and  the future of press freedom in Turkey.   Dogan’s flagship daily Hurriyet (Freedom in English), is an iconic name in Turkish Read More...

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Murat's Musings

A short macro presentation


I have given a short talk on the Turkish economy, basically suggesting that given the shifting global landscape (i.e. toward slightly tighter money and higher longer term rates) and the rising Read More...

Concluding Statement of the IMF Staff, of the Article IV Mission


The summary of the statement speaks for itself — “…the economy now faces signs of overheating: a positive output gap, inflation well above target, and a wider current account Read More...

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