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Trust has moved to the 'summit'

Just as investors can base their decisions on a variety of analyses, factors that can be characterized as psychological also play an important role. In this regard, when the expectations that direct the markets cause positive movement, the confidence... more

The FED, interest, BRICS and beyond

The world’s eyes have been on the U.S. for some time… Even the smallest news of when the Fed will head for an interest rate hike increases the tensions of the global markets. Volatile up and down tensions are all but causing investors panic attacks.S... more

As the Industrial Production Index peaks

The Industrial Production Index (IPI) peaked in December when it reached 130.5 points. As pleasing as this data is, let’s take a look at the development of the index in the last quarter in order to understand the pace of industrial development.In thi... more

Our Menderes-initiated atom story turns 60

Turkey became the first country in the world to sign the “Atoms for Peace” (AFP) agreement in 1955, under the leadership of Adnan Menderes.If we were to define AFP without delving into the dynamics of the Cold War, it was a program launched in 1954, ... more

From ostracized Africa to the capital of capitals

Turkey’s declaring 2005 as the “Year of Africa” and taking its relationship with Africa, the seeds of which it had sown previously, a stage further had been criticized.Those directing the criticism, on the one hand, had shut their eyes to the green s... more

Mediterranean energy makes United States tense

I will never forget this remark by Golda Meir, a founder of Israel and its fourth prime minister, perhaps because of the forceful impact it had:“Let me tell you one thing that we Israelis accuse Moses of: He made us wander the desert for 40 years and... more

A 40-year-long oil adventure

When I wrote my article titled “Black gold and the world’s happiness” in October, the basis percentage drop of Brent crude oil from its peak in June was 23 percent. It has fallen 59 percent as of mid January. It is a serious shock for a seven-month p... more

A world faced with an energy trilemma

The world’s population grew at a rate of 12 percent between 2003 and 2013. When this demographic expansion combined with economic growth, the natural consequence was a growth in energy demand. While primary energy consumption rose 28 percent in 10 ye... more

The economic great game in Eurasia

“The collapse of the USSR is the greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century.”This remark by Vladimir Putin, which left an indelible mark on my mind, was a confession that Russia had never awoken from the dream of being a “great power.”The spi... more

A lost Ottoman legacy: the knowledge of vaccines

In 1715 when English aristocrat Lady Mary Wortley Montagu contracted smallpox, it was just her beautiful face that suffered lasting damage, but she lost her sibling to the same disease a short while later. When her husband was appointed ambassador to... more

Turkey making strides in space

Many significant projects have been initiated at our TÜBİTAK ( The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey ) Gebze campus, Turkey’s research and development base, in recent times. Monday was a day of great pride for Turkey. Our nation... more

Will we fall into the trap?

The concept of the middle income trap is among the favorite topics of economic discussions in recent times in both Turkey and the world… The middle income trap is the situation when economies which have emerged from the low income category due to rap... more


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