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Erdal Tanas Karagöl

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Populism of the elections

First the AK Party announced its election manifesto, followed by the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the HDP. Election manifestos are crucial because they serve as a guideline explaining the political, economic and social pledges of political par... more

New Turkey's 2nd Progress Period

As we are approaching the June 7th general elections, every political party is announcing their statements, related with how they will shape Turkey's future, to the public. The forthcoming statement from AK Party, which started its rulership journey ... more

Turkey and Iran in regional cooperation

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had paid a visit to Iran to participate in the Second High Level Cooperation Council. The meeting holds significant clues about the course of Turkey-Iran relations in the new era as it took place despite differences of ... more

Turkey's Political and Economic Stability as the Target

As Turkey was focused on the 2014 growth rates on Tuesday, an unfortunately unusual incident took up the agenda. Firstly, a blackout took place in 45 cities, including large cities like Istanbul and Ankara. This was subsequently followed by news whic... more

The elections in June will designate the New Economy

The Turkish economy had taken a different path after 2002. Turkey, who experience the biggest economic crisis in it's history in 2001, experienced recoveries in many indicators of economy due to the political consistency provided by AK Party, as they... more

The winner is TANAP; while December 17 fails

On Tuesday, the city of Kars hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for TANAP, the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline, which carries a very important project for New Turkey. TANAP’s construction phase in Turkey was initiated with the ceremony which was... more

A new era for the Reconciliation Process and economy

Important accomplishments gradually materialized in 2013 for the Kurdish issue that is negatively affecting social and economic life. From the moment it started, the period deemed as the Reconciliation Process has been inflicted with many interruptio... more

Energy Exchange will strengthen new economy

With the Energy Markets Incorporation (EPİAŞ) law that came into existence in 2013, the process of establishing an Energy Exchange was launched and now we have an Energy Exchange. This major project, which is expected to positively impact balances in... more

How will the Resolution Process affect regional development?

Besides the severe political and social cost poured onto Turkey by the Kurdish issue, which had been ongoing for more than 30 years, there was also an economic burden. It’s definite that if the resources, which had been transferred to defense and sec... more

New Turkey’s first representation at the G20

The first meeting of the year for the G20, which brings together the leading 20 economies in the world, was hosted by term president Turkey. The main issues affecting the global economy were discussed during the meeting attended by G20 finance minist... more

New Turkey on path to becoming center for skilled workforce

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced the final batch of initiatives in the Priority Transformation Program, which is also included in the 10th Development Plan and the Medium Term Plan. The “program to become a center that attracts a skilled work... more

Could Syriza become Greece’s AK Parti?

The main opposition Syriza party emerged victorious in elections held in Greece over the weekend. The outcome didn’t come as a surprise since Greece has been stuck in an economic bottleneck for a long time now. There was a high probability that this ... more

New Turkey’s ascent in Africa

President Erdoğan preferred Africa for his first trip’s destination abroad in 2015. This preference carries more significance from the point of New Turkey’s political and economic vision.Similar to the many habits that had changed in New Turkey, the ... more


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