Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
January 20, 2022
The devil remains in the detail. Regime is not simply weak in the economics, it is also cold to the accounting.
January 2, 2022
Erdogan goes through contortions in attempt to stop currency depreciation without introducing a rate hike. There are now even worries his latest moves could spark a bank run.
December 16, 2021
Finance industry just cannot come to terms with the fact that there is a strongman at the helm running an economic experiment conventional economists have described as outright lunacy.
December 5, 2021
Academics estimate inflation now at 59%. Hapless opposition leader can’t quite get the bit between his teeth. Somebody needs to. Turkey's crisis is graver than almost anybody realises.
December 1, 2021
Regulator says it’s moving against “unhealthy price formations”. It would do better to move against Erdogan’s unhealthy verbal formations if it wants to save the lira.
November 24, 2021
As Erdogan subjects nation to his mad economic experiments, there are the first signs of people taking to the streets and of the country’s export channels seizing up.
November 20, 2021
Market, meanwhile, still puzzled by five-minute delay in announcing rates decision.
October 29, 2021
Erdogan and Biden won’t be short of topics to talk about when they meet in Glasgow. But the former should spare the latter a dose of macro.