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Economics International

Why emerging markets are not collapsing

The recent rout of emerging markets prompt worries over a new emerging market crisis like those of the 1990s and early 2000s. While significant downside risks exist, differentiation is likely

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Gulen comments further threaten Turkish stability

Words from the influential preacher Fethullah Gulen from his recluse in a town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania recently plunged the Turkish state into further political crisis. In a

Economics International

MINT: the new emerging market acronym

In 2001, Jim O’Neill coined the term “BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India and China). As the BRICs may face economic slowdown questions arise over what emerging market group will replace them.

Economics Europe

Readmission deal renews hope between EU and Turkey

The signing of the readmission agreement and the initiation of the visa liberalization dialogue between Turkey and the EU may open the road to further economic integration. On 16 December

Politics South and Central Asia

Business boom for Turkish contractors in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s openness to Turkish investment grows with an increasing number of construction contracts. The Turkish press published reports in December 2013 detailing new projects to be undertaken by the Turkish

Economics International

Political risk to watch in 2014

Turkey, China and Brazil face a difficult year ahead in more ways than one: economic growth forecasts, political stability and foreign direct investment prospects are likely to take a hit.

Politics South and Central Asia

Alleged corruption scandal stirs Turkish political scene

The corruption probe that implicated high level bureaucrats, sons of three ministers and businessmen known to be close to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) sent shock waves through the

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Turkey tightens Kurdistan ties to Baghdad’s chagrin

Kurdistan, the oil-rich semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, will begin selling oil to Turkey despite vocal objections by the Iraqi government over the contracts’ legitimacy. Turkish-Iraqi relations have suffered as

Europe Politics

Turkey’s EU membership inches forward

After a three and a half year hiatus, negotiations with Turkey on its accession into the European Union will reopen. Negotiations with Turkey were supposed to occur in June of

Politics South and Central Asia

Turkey’s economy depends on political stability

Turkey has undergone tremendous economic development over the last 15 years, but protests earlier this year revealed underlying social fractures and areas of political risk. Investment opportunities abound in this