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The Turkish economy in the Islam, democracy and market equation

Islam, democracy and market economies are offered as independent concepts. However, a look at Turkey's performance in the 2000s is enough to see the rapport among these three concepts.Actually, politicians, academics and specialists closely follow th... more

Why is Turkey the target in energy?

Energy is one of the main reasons why the region where Turkey is located cannot stay stable.Isn't the main motive of the terrorist acts in Ankara to destabilize Turkey economically and politically, to retire it into its shell and prevent it from comi... more

Turkey is not hopeless finding an alternative in energy

Energy has many variables within it. First of all, it is intangible for countries. Both buyer and seller countries are interdependent and these countries have responsibilities to international law. Besides, when countries are mostly dependent on inco... more

Cost of Russia's bluff also on Russia

The question of sanctions on energy that has loomed since day one of the jet crisis between Russia and Turkey has come to nothing because of mutual dependency between the two countries.However, an announcement from Russian gas supplier Gazprom, which... more

Crescent in Africa: Turkey

The close relations President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan established with African countries and the importance he attached to them during his tenure as prime minister have continued. The African tours he took after being elected president in 2014 have now ... more

Syria between Turkey's mercy and Europe's plan

The Syrian refugee problem that began with the arrival of Syrian refugees in Turkey in 2011 is no longer solely Turkey's problem, but has become the hottest humanitarian problem in the world.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refug... more

Iran's arbitrative adjustment to the high natural gas price

Turkey's second-highest natural gas supplier is Iran. Turkey managed to sustain its energy trade with Iran despite many problems in a time Iran was isolated from the world. Turkey pays the most for the gas it buys from Iran when compared to Russia an... more

Where is Iran running?

A new era started after removal of years of international sanctions on Iran, for which its nuclear program was the reason.This process does not only concern Iran and Western countries; regional dynamics will be reshaped.It is obvious that Iran, almos... more

Davos Economic Summit

The World Economic Forum, known as the Davos Summit, has been accepted as one of the prominent summits in the international arena. This summit, which is attended by representatives from politics, economy, business and nongovernmental organizations, h... more

A new move is necessary for direct foreign investments

During this period, in which global conditions have become vague and risks have increased, Turkey has no choice but to increasingly continue its economic growth. To achieve this, it needs to ensure the required capital from international markets seam... more

Oil as a political conflict instrument

The history of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia goes back to the past.Even if they are both Muslim countries, the relationship between these two countries as the example for “enemy brothers” has been carried to a dangerous dimension again after ... more

What awaits the economy in 2016?

Expectations from the Turkish economy, which closed 2015 successfully, the year of the June 7 and November 1 general elections, uncertainty after June 7, war in Syria and Iraq, the Federal Reserve Bank's (Fed) interest hike, the Syrian refugee crisis... more


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