Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
July 25, 2019
Lira holds steady after easing decision with global factors in its favour but no-one in their right mind should believe the government’s economic logic or data anymore.
March 20, 2019
Erdogan’s ‘Potemkin village’ mega infrastructure tour roars back into view. President’s AKP party not quite fearing election extinction event in Ankara, but the word is their candidate is in trouble.
October 4, 2017
There’s a new nervousness among analysts when it comes to Turkey’s prospects. The torrid September experienced by the country’s stock market, the depletion of its credit guarantee fund and sticky double-digit inflation are causing disquiet.
August 17, 2017
More than 80% of Turkey’s $71bn credit guarantee fund has been used up in just nine months, leaving analysts wondering whether the strong growth in stock market valuations and the wider economy can be maintained.
July 13, 2017
The CHP leader does not seem to have a road map to challenge President Erdogan, and the opposition parties all want to go in different directions.