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Trump’s Turkey letter and the need for a new trade roadmap

Last Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Congress regarding trade with Turkey. In his letter, Trump stated that the Turkish economy is now sufficiently developed and it should be removed from the “General System of Preferences” pro... more

Inequalities, dreams and realities

This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) summit started last Tuesday in Davos with the theme “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” We are going to follow the reports and speeches about the me... more

Brexit, Trump, and economic warfare

The world is going through difficult times. The latest developments signal a turbulent process where global balances will be redefined, but economic balances are set to become much more fragile. In this respect, we should focus on the big picture rat... more

France, the future of the EU and the risks for Turkey

The protests ongoing in France since Nov. 17 entered a new phase as of Monday evening. The “yellow vests movement,” which started following fuel tax hikes and continued as a reaction to the economic problems being experienced in France for a while no... more

The global risks that await us in 2019

As 2019 approaches, almost everyone is curious as to what awaits us in the new year. As this is the case, people have started to search for answers in this regard. In fact, I have been writing in detail about this matter for a while. In that sense, p... more

The effects of global risks on the economy

There is a common belief among economists that 2019 and 2020 will be very tough years for the world economy. The number of reports from various institutions in this direction is also increasing. That is why, even though it may not be directly related... more

Is the EU heading into a crisis, and the US into recession?

“May you live in interesting times” is a traditional Chinese saying. When the Chinese wanted to curse someone, they would say “may live in interesting times.” I think we are living in a time when this curse is actualized because we are living in a tr... more

The future of the European Union and the dollar

The European Union, whose future has been open to debate for some time, is currently going through a period in which may lead to one serious fracture on top of another. The budget problem with Italy and the increased risk of the U.K. leaving without ... more

Head-spinning events taking place in the world

The trade war between the U.S. and China is continuing at full speed while Washington is trying to get Beijing to accept its conditions. However, whether U.S. President Donald Trump really wants a solution in this regard is ambiguous. White House eco... more

The US Congress report and economic sanctions

The U.S. Congressional Research Service published a report titled “Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations” on 31st August, 2018. The reasons why recently, our relations have been tense becomes clear after reading the report carefully. I am going to br... more

Strong dollar, weak dollar and migration threat

Speaking at the Davos Summit in January 2018, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that a weaker dollar benefited U.S. trade balances, and immediately after this statement the dollar index dropped to 88.76, the lowest in three years. U.S. P... more

The economic disaster will impact the dollar most

This might sound assertive to you, but global economy is on the verge of one of the biggest disasters in history. The reason for this is the trade wars which the U.S. administration has been thoroughly fueling for some time now. When the process fir... more

A religion-based plan for trade wars: Pastor Brunson

U.S.-Turkey relations, which have been strained due to Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been living in Turkey for quite a long time and, as stated in the attorney general's bill of indictment, has links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terror gr... more

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