Murat's Musings

Turkish crisis in the spotlight – IV


We are more than a little behind on this one, as these articles should have been posted up earlier (though some have already been done so in our Turkey in the Foreign Press section ), but we

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Turkish crisis in the spotlight – III


Here is another update or compilation of stuff that has been coming out on Turkey’s economic troubles these days — (for our previous installment, click here). In a Bruegel post, S.

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Turkish crisis in the spotlight – II


Since I compiled a few commentaries and blogs on the ongoing stress in the Turkish markets here a few days ago, some more interesting stuff came my way. In this article done for the UK-based

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Turkish crisis in the spotlight


There has been a dizzying coverage of the Turkish “currency crisis” in the international media, with some outlets — like Bloomberg and Project Syndicate — devoting special

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Turkey’s Elections: Possibility, Peril or More of the Same?

Source:Bipartisan Policy Center Date:18Jun2018

In this three-part report, the Bipartisan Policy Center of the US looks at the upcoming Turkish elections and come up with recommendations for the US administration. The tone is rather gloomy and

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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