• 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

Turkey plans assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

15Jan2018 Source: The Guardian

Wow..As if we don’t have enough troubles at home or in the economy. Turkey’s president has said the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria “in the Read More...

U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

15Jan2018 Source: Reuter's

The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?


I added this to my “portfolio”, because it a short and succinct summary of Turkey’s current diplomatic troubles.  Worth a read for any Turkey beginner.Read More...

Turkey, the price of neoliberalism


Very interesting and intellectually challenging read. The view of Erdogan’s Turkey from a workers’ rights   perspective.  Exposes AKP’s many dilemmas which contniue ot vex 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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