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Iran Deal: Turkey’s “zero problems with neighbours” Foreign Policy Comes Under Increasing Strain

Iran Deal: Turkey’s “zero problems with neighbours” Foreign Policy Comes Under Increasing Strain

Much has been said about how the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 will affect geopolitics in the Middle East; and in particular how key US allies – Saudi Arabia and Israel – have demonstrated their unease with prospects for any rapprochement between Iran and the West. But where does Turkey, a key […]

Value Investing: Turkcell (TKC:US)

Value Investing: Turkcell (TKC:US)

Turkcell is our choice for a ‘defensive’ stock pick in Turkey’s precarious macro environment. In contrast to many of its peers, Turkcell’s revenue is growing rapidly. Meanwhile, the stock price remains depressed due to an ongoing dispute between its main shareholders.

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Emerging Markets: Turkey Loses its Shine

Emerging Markets: Turkey Loses its Shine

What is the current state of the ‘Turkish Miracle’ and how will the recent Gezi Park protests affect Turkey’s political and economic development?

Protest, Politics and Paternalism in Turkey

Protest, Politics and Paternalism in Turkey

The brutal police response and inept political reaction to protests in Istanbul’s Gezi park (and later throughout Turkey) have served, among other things, to prick the Erdoğan “bubble” that has thrived in recent years. As Zeynep Korkman writes, Most observers of Turkey have been surprised by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s unwillingness to compromise with the […]

The Istanbul Gas Festival

The Istanbul Gas Festival

What to make of the recent escalation of protests in Turkey? Beginning as an attempt to prevent the bulldozing of a park (to make way for a shopping mall) in Istanbul’s central Taksim square, civil unrest has spread throughout the country; as Jay Cassano writes, Solidarity protests have spread organically to other cities, mostly as […]

Turkey and the TTIP

Turkey and the TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a free trade deal between the EU common market and the US, is expected to be concluded by next year. The staggering proportions of the deal (US-EU trade accounts for one third of the world total) ensure that it will have a decisive impact on global commerce. Yet some […]