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The economic dimension of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey

Today marks July 15, the fifth anniversary of the treacherous and bloody coup attempt by the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). Much has been written about the events leading up to that fateful day. However, for the most part, the economic dime... more

Dedollarization and trading in local currencies

In the midst of the U.S. elections, pandemic and vaccine studies, there was another serious development that was overlooked when discussing trade wars, one that was not talked about enough, yet continued at full speed in the background, which was Rus... more

How did Turkey’s growth exceed expectations?

Turkey’s eagerly anticipated growth numbers for the first quarter of 2021 were announced at the beginning of the week. It exceeded all expectations, growing 7 percent on a year-to-year basis. When taking into consideration the conditions the global c... more

Turkey’s 2020 economic growth dynamics and 2021 outlook

Turkey's growth figures were published earlier this week, and in a year such as 2020 that is difficult to manage, particularly due to the confusion following the aftershocks of the pandemic, Turkey ended up having a fairly good year in spite of every... more

Post-pandemic dollar and risk of global debt crisis

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly all over the world with the exception of China (!). Meanwhile, some success stories from vaccination studies are pushing economists to prepare for the post-pandemic period. There is both g... more

All eyes on Turkey’s Central Bank

Following the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced new measures to stem the novel coronavirus, thus a new chapter in the fight against the virus has begun. It is crystal clear that the new decisions that had to... more

The US elections and how it affects Turkey

I wish things were different, but the cliffhanger election race between Trump and Biden closely interests the entire world. There are a myriad of reasons for this. The primary ones are that the dollar is the reserve currency and that it is the main c... more

Why Armenia poses a threat to US, Chinese interests

For a while now, there have been serious conflicts and festering wounds in our region. Last week, we added yet another one to this list. Following the attacks launched by Armenia, Azerbaijan took action and one by one started re-capturing its territo... more

US’s illegal deals in NE Syria and the Beirut Port blast

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to top the world agenda, things are getting more and more complicated in the Middle East. Even the risk of a new conflict can no longer be ignored as U.S. presidential elections loom.YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE US CO... more

Who will reap the fruits of Libya’s division?

In my last few columns I have been attempting to present the latest developments in Libya, especially in terms of energy and economy. The inconsistencies between reports from the field and foreign media outlets prove that the details of the hot-butto... more

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