Monthly Archives: May 2015

How Turkey’s economy went from flying to flagging – and could get worse – Telegraph.co.uk

May 31, 2015
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Telegraph.co.uk How Turkey’s economy went from flying to flagging – and could get worseTelegraph.co.uk“What Turkey has in common with a lot of the major emerging markets is that growth weakened in recent years and this is reflective of structural problems in the economy,” says William Jackson, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics.Stalling economy hurts…

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Turkish Jews not leaving yet, but eyeing exit amid Erdogan’s hostile rhetoric – The Times of Israel

May 31, 2015
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The Times of Israel Turkish Jews not leaving yet, but eyeing exit amid Erdogan’s hostile rhetoricThe Times of IsraelA report this year by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that Turkish Jews are reporting mounting harassment and are “increasingly fearful of violence” amid “rising anti-Semitism in society, in the media and in occasional…

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A big moment for Erdogan—and Turkey – The Economist

May 30, 2015
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The Economist A big moment for Erdogan—and TurkeyThe EconomistCRITICS of Turkey say its democracy is under threat, but it doesn’t look that way at election time. Villagers are on the streets in their hundreds, city-dwellers in their hundreds of thousands, to listen to politicians’ pitches. The country is covered …Off The Ballot But With Much…

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For Turkey’s Ruler, Criticism From New York Is Not Fit to Print – New York Times

May 29, 2015
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Bloomberg View For Turkey’s Ruler, Criticism From New York Is Not Fit to PrintNew York TimesHaving already moved from the prime minister’s office to the new presidential palace, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have assumed a new, unofficial role this week as Turkey’s chief press critic. Enraged by perceived slights in the domestic …Turkey…

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Weakening Economy Threatens Turkish Government’s Election Chances – Wall Street Journal

May 29, 2015
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Wall Street Journal Weakening Economy Threatens Turkish Government’s Election ChancesWall Street JournalTurkish stocks have tumbled and the lira lost more than 20% of its value since the beginning of 2014, outpacing other emerging market currency declines. Turkish Economy Ministry data show foreign direct investment this year through March shrank by one …Turkish Coalition Prospect Spurs Longest…

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The general election in Turkey will test President Erdogan – Financial Times

May 28, 2015
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Financial Times The general election in Turkey will test President ErdoganFinancial TimesTurkey’s future is at stake in the general election on June 7. There is little doubt the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) will win. The question is whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan, three times prime minister and now president, will get the …For Turkey’s…

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