The reason Turkey’s economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

Source:Business Insider Date:14Aug2018

From a strategic or military point of view, Erdogan “looking for new friends” is even more worrying. Turkey suddenly has a lot in common with Iran, Syria, and, across the Black Sea,

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Erdogan Makes Some Worrying Friends

Source:Bloomberg Date:14Aug2018

It’s hard to see how Erdogan can squeeze much more from Moscow trade, given Russia’s own economic constraints. He has spoken of using national currencies rather than the dollar in Turkey’s

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China will buy Turkey on the cheap

Source:Asia Times Date:11Aug2018

In a rambling speech to supporters today, he said that Turkey was exploring alternatives with China, Russia, and Iran. Earlier in the week, Erdogan said that Turkey would issue so-called panda

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Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions

Source:New York Times Date:11Aug2018

The minister of trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, reacted the news of the new sanctions in measures tones, pleading for a return to negotiations. “Turkey is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Administration’s

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How Russia Plans to Get Turkey on Its Side

Source:The National Interest Date:09Aug2018

While these state-to-state deals are certainly significant, they tend to overshadow a quieter, but equally important Russian campaign to “flip” Turkey’s influential business community. Akkuyu

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Talks Fail to Break Impasse on U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey

Source:Wall Street Journal Date:09Aug2018

Sad moment for Turkey and the lira. Brunson talks fail. The U.S. failed to secure assurances on Wednesday from Turkey to immediately free an American pastor held for nearly two years on disputed

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For the Syrian regime, Idlib is crucial to taking back control of the country – and even Ankara won’t be able to stop it

Source:The National Date:08Aug2018

Idlib province stretches from the outskirts of Aleppo to the mountains of Latakia. The main Damascus to Aleppo highway passes for 100km through it. Re-opening that road was one of the major,

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Understanding the Failed Deal With Turkey That Sparked Trump’s Fury

Source:New York Times Date:08Aug2018

Pressingly, the United States must ensure that Mr. Brunson, other American citizens and the Turkish staff of the United States embassy who are in prison are freed immediately. The longer it holds

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Progress made in talks between Turkey, US on sanctions

Source:Daily SABAH Date:07Aug2018

Pro-government daily SABAH claims:  A preliminary understanding was reached between Turkey and U.S. over sanctions and Turkish delegation will visit Washington within two days, diplomatic sources

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Escalating sanctions could cripple Turkey’s economy

Source:Financial Times Date:07Aug2018

To predict how Turkey would fare, we should look to the experience of the Russian economy after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. At the time, its economic growth was near its potential, it

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