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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a huge victory in Turkey’s general elections on Nov. 1, garnering almost half of the votes and increasing its vote over the June 7 elections by almost 9 percentage points
One of my favorite Turkish constructs is the “me/ma” suffix, which could mean “ing” or “don’t.” So “iş yapma” would be the Turkish for the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report. It could also translate as “don’t do business.”
Dictators come in many shapes and sizes: Some are fat, like Uganda’s Idi Amin; others skinny, like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew
The Freedom Research Association, a relatively new Ankara think-tank run by Hacettepe University political science professor Bican Şahin, organized a conference on the rule of law in Istanbul on Oct. 15.
“Normally, the Turkish Lira depreciates after even the slightest negative developments, even a flu epidemic. So how come it gained against foreign currencies last week following the country’s deadliest terror attack on Oct. 10?”
If I lived in a “normal” country, I would have devoted this column to Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Oct. 12.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its biannual publications, World Economic Outlook (WEO) and Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima this past week. Both reports contain grim warnings for Turkey
Daron Acemoğlu, Turkey’s best shot at the Nobel Economics Prize, and Murat Üçer, who knows the Turkish economy better than anyone else, published the paper, “The ups and downs of Turkish growth, 2002-2015: Political Dynamics, the European Union and the Institutional Slide,” on Oct. 5.
If you thought my last column painted a gloomy picture of the Turkish economy, you should know that you didn’t see even half of it.
The Turkish Lira hit new lows this week, whereas government bond interest rates were at their highest levels since the global crisis.
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