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    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

Poll: AKP loses its majority

24Feb2018 Source: Ahval News

The survey shows that while the main opposition party, Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) would retain its proportion of around 25 percent of the votes, the newly formed Good Party (IYI) would Read More...

Turkey works to secure its future relevance in Syria

24Feb2018 Source: al Monitor

What does Turkey want in Idlib? While the Turkish news media is breathlessly reporting every minor detail of the military’s offensive in Syria, Turkey is quietly taking major steps to erect Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

Turkey, a Nation Stuck in Politicized, Primordial Worldviews


Fascinating and almost beyond belief! Turks view the world through a prism of ethnic identity and religion that defies economic interest, ideology and class struggle. What are we? In Turkey Read More...

Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?


An in-depth survey of Turkish attitudes towards national identity and national policy debates, a much needed addition to our analysis arsenal. A must read.   This mix of seemingly Read More...

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Murat's Musings

Some thoughts on the Turkish saving rate


I just gave a talk at a FODER (Turkish Financial Literacy Foundation) conference, which was the third of its kind (here is the conference link in Turkish). The conference was on Turkey’s Read More...

Two Turkish macro myths, in two graphs


High growth in Turkey – as in last year’s steroid-driven (estimated) 6.5%+ rate – typically comes at a cost in the form of higher “imbalances”, i.e. markedly higher inflation and current account Read More...

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