“Two Buildings” Project for a Healthy Community and Sustainability of the Village

The year 2015 is announced as “Soil Year” by the United Nations. The previous year’s theme was “Family Farming Year”. However, Turkey’s busy agenda does not give way to social issues such as village habitants, soil and seeds. Furthermore, besides small farming, traditional food or village produce needs urgent attention. Why? Primarily it is near to...

A new “foreigner” imagery in the Turkish financial markets?

A new “foreigner” imagery in the Turkish financial markets?

May 2015

The recent years of the AKP rule have been marked by the increasingly polarizing voice of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current and first directly elected president of Turkey. In the face of opposition and criticism, Mr Erdogan tends to use rhetorical troops that transform his critics into national and/or international conspirators against him and AKP.  A much more...

The Economic and Governence Situation and Prospects Following The Presidential Election

The Economic and Governence Situation and Prospects Following The Presidential Election

August 2014

At the first election in which the president was elected directly by the electorate in Turkey, the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party)’s candidate Mr. Erdoğan obtained 51.79 per cent of the votes.  Mr. İhsanoğlu who was the umbrella candidate supported by the social democratic CHP (Republican People’s Party), MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) and a...

Can Turkey Avoid the Middle Income Trap?

Can Turkey Avoid the Middle Income Trap?

December 2012

The tasks and responsibilities that Turkey would have to undertake in a Peace Support Operation by NATO would inflict significant costs and burdens on the country.

Economic Developments in the EU and Turkey

Economic Developments in the EU and Turkey

December 2012

Despite the recent important decisions both EU and Turkey is still facing a number of significant problems.

Neoliberalism and Anti-labor Policies in Turkey

Neoliberalism and Anti-labor Policies in Turkey

October 2012

Organized by the current government, the "National Employment Strategy" is described as an effort to increase the degree of domination of capital over labor. In a closer look, it seems like yet another attempt to curb the freedom of workers.

Turkey’s Current Account Balance: A Real Problem

Turkey’s Current Account Balance: A Real Problem

July 2012

Turkey's current account balance in term of its size, structure and perspective does not possess a reassuring stand so far.

Economic fragility and the crisis expectation of big business in Turkey

Economic fragility and the crisis expectation of big business in Turkey

July 2012

Turkey will have to couple its dynamic economic performance with development and respect for imitational players care of and respect advanced economic.

A Fresh Economic Paradigm for Social Democracy

A Fresh Economic Paradigm for Social Democracy

July 2012

The failure of neo-liberal policies around the world has opened a new global window of opportunity for social democrats.

“Transformation” Deceit of AKP – The Constructor

“Transformation” Deceit of AKP – The Constructor

October 2012

The governing party seems determined to use "construction" as a core business to demonstrate the growth of the country. However, the numbers indicate the opposite.

For Whom the Bells Toll

For Whom the Bells Toll

May 2012

Misguided policy choices drive Turkey's economy to the edge of economic crisis.

Turkish Economy: A Primer

Turkish Economy: A Primer

April 2012

As the first quarter ends, the wave of optimism keeps Turkey currently in balance.

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