Lira’s shrug shows Turkey is yet to convince investors
Source:Financial Times Date:13Dec2017
FT was kind enough to quote Yours Truly: But the fund is almost exhausted. Even if the government wanted to expand it, banks have no more capacity to lend, says Atilla Yesilada of GlobalSource
Turkey to conduct joint operation with Russia against Kurdish forces
Pro-AKP press claims Ankara agreed with Russia for Turkish Forces to move into Kurdish canton of Afrin. “Threats for Turkey are coming from Afrin. We may enter this region without a
No Turkish President Had Gone to Greece in 65 Years. So Why Now?
Source:New York Times Date:09Dec2017
“Mr. Erdogan needs a P.R. success story to break Turkey’s diplomatic isolation. He needs a photo opportunity with a country that is a member of NATO and the European Union,” Thanos Dokos, the
How the world press covers Hakan Atilla (Reza Zarrab) trial
According to Reuter’s “People are expecting a more benign outcome for that (U.S. trial) story and that is part of the reason for the lira’s resilience,” said Societe Generale analyst Regis
Niceties aside, Greece and Turkey take the gloves off for Erdogan visit
Greece and Turkey squared up to each other over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit by Tayyip Erdogan to Athens, the first such by a Turkish head of state in 65 years and one which
Turkey probes opposition chief accused of insulting Erdogan
Source:Business Recorder Date:07Dec2017
The day before the treason trial of HDP leader Mr Demirtas took start, Ankara DA’s office began investigating main opposition leader Mr Kilicdaroglu for defaming President Erdogan. When
Are Turkey and Europe seeking a new kind of relationship?
Source:al Monitor Date:06Dec2017
My interpretation: Afraid of American sanctions, Ankara tries to keep the EU door open: Ankara has also reportedly worked out a new roadmap to speed up visa liberalization for Turks traveling
What message is Russia delivering to Turkey on the YPG?
Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:06Dec2017
When it comes to Syria, Turkey has no allies. Despite promises by Trump, Pentagon continues to aid pro-PKK Kurds, while Russia refuses support for the Afrin operation.
Ankara prepares new roadmap for visa-free travel to Europe
Source:Arab News Date:05Dec2017
With a newly announced roadmap that outlines the technical steps that Turkey will take for meeting EU criteria on the visa liberalization agreement, Ankara is showing its renewed commitment to
Conspiracy or Not, Turkey’s Ties to West Are at Risk
According to an October survey by Istanbul Economics, a consultancy, more than two thirds of Turks think the alliance with the U.S. and Europe is already breaking, that Turkey could manage its