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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

July 15: The day Turkey’s media narrative changed

20Feb2018 Source: al Jazeera

“So when a new decree-law is announced and people raise their concerns about the implications of that decree-law, usually the first response from a pro-government pundit is ‘Are you Read More...

Integrating Syrian Refugees in Istanbul’s “District of Victimhood”

20Feb2018 Source: International Crisis Group

As underlined by Crisis Group’s 29 January report, Turkey’s Syrian Refugees: Defusing Metropolitan Tensions, the risk of violent clashes between hosts and refugees is higher in places where the Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

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...

How Europe Lost Turkey


The title says it all. EU was instrumental  in Erdogan’s unabashed power grab, and now  it is trying to appease him.   European leaders won’t alienate him anytime soon. German 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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