• 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’s snap elections and the future of Turkish democracy

24Apr2018 Source: Brookings

If the government fails to ensure that elections are free and fair, this could aggravate Turkey’s deep polarization and also risk undermining the legitimacy of an electoral victory. This, in Read More...

Turkey is succumbing to collective insanity

24Apr2018 Source: Washington Post

An article that best describes my diagnosis of the fundamental problem of Turkey today: We live in the Matrix world and assail anyone who tells us so.  More than a shaky economy and bad relations Read More...

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Atilla's Musings

Turkey: Is Erdogan’s “Magic Spell” Beginning to Pale?


Research conducted in March by 50 teachers from the Imam Hatip schools revealed that students are moving away from Islam. “[Mosques] no longer serve people, but rather serve as a source of Read More...

Breaking the Turkey–U.S. deadlock in Syria


Excellent analysis of Turkey-US mutual Syrian dilemma:  finding a modus vivendi between Turkey and the United States on Manbij is unlikely to be detached from finding some form of mutual 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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