• 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

Erdogan hits Turkey currency storm month before polls

24May2018 Source: AFP

“For Turks, a weak currency translates into a weak economy, so it’s difficult to see how this will not hurt Erdogan and the AKP (ruling party) even though their voter base is fairly loyal,” said Read More...

US Presses Turkey to Drop Plans to Buy Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems

24May2018 Source: Sputnik news

CBRT might have rescued TL from a free-fall, but mind the other risks: “We continue to work to keep the Turks in a place where they don’t actually acquire the S-400. I believe that they Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

The Middle East’s new battle lines


A good treaties on the evolution of Turkey-Iran relationship. It will be difficult to preserve the current compartmentalization, as US inweighs, and Iran encircles Turkey  in the south.:   Read More...

Turkey to be hard hit by U.S. sanctions against Iran: analysts


Trump’s hawkish stance  on Iran is likely to complicate trade, finance and  relations with US.   Noting the sanctions will cover all of Iran’s state and financial institutions, Read More...

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Murat's Musings

Bloomberg on investor sentiment turning skittish


This overview piece by Bloomberg’s Istanbul Bureau Chief, B. Harvey, regarding the recent deterioration in investor sentiment toward Turkey is well worth the read, especially for starters. Read More...

Turkey’s Macro Quandary: Politics Meets the Trilemmas


We’ve been absent for a while again, so let us make a return by offering a simple narrative that may help to understand Turkey’s current economic troubles and lira’s constant Read More...

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