Turkish economy grows at slowest pace in three years as “Turkish Deputy PM partially acknowledges nepotism in gov’t…

Report (TEPAV) N° 201407, November 2014 The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey Fatih Özatay * In the aftermath of the 2001 crisis Turkey took important steps towards achieving macroeconomic and financial stability. Together with favorable international financial conditions, this helped to achieve a rather high per-capita GDP growth. The high growth period failed to
‘I cannot say that all of these [claims] are lies, some of them are accurate,’ Bülent Arınç said
Deputy PM Arınç says claims voiced by a mysterious Twitter user over the potential detention of dozens of journalists known to have been close to the U.S.-based scholar Gülen, should be taken ‘seriously’
Corruption is present in more or less all G-20 countries, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said at the fifth Bosphorus Summit
Turkey’s economy experienced a ‘golden age’ between 2002 and 2007 thanks to the robust stance of its economic administration, under the stewardship of Ali Babacan, Kemal Derviş said
Turkey’s GDP has grown 1.7 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, according to official data released
President’s advisor Binali Yıldırım announced that President Erdoğan will lead Turkey’s cabinet starting from 2015.
Continuing with democratic reforms is key for Turkey to advance its EU accession process, Kati Piri, the European Parliament’s new rapporteur to Turkey, has said on her first visit to Ankara
TESEV Report, December 2014 Etyen Mahçupyan This report focuses on the rising prosperity of the Islamic middle class since 2002 and the diversification of the religiosity concept within a pluralist structure in Turkey. Written by TESEV consultant Etyen Mahcupyan in February 2014, this report explains the importance of the rising middle class and the new
Financial Times (USA Ed) December 11, 2014, p. 4 By Daniel Dombey in Ankara The Turkish economy expanded by an annual rate of 1.7 per cent in the third quarter, marking its lowest rate of growth since 2012. The disappointing figure was at odds with market expectations for growth of about 2.9 per cent.
Carnegie Paper (The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) December 2014 Marc Pierini & Sinan Ülgen * Relations between Ankara and Brussels are about more than Turkey’s potential accession to the European Union (EU). The relationship is diversified, but it needs to be deepened and modernized. While Turkey’s EU membership vocation should be maintained, Ankara and
Le Monde (France) mercredi 10 décembre 2014, p. 4 Bruxelles – Bureau européen La chef de la diplomatie européenne, Mme Mogherini, entend courtiser un des pays pivots au Moyen-Orient. Les autorités turques veulent relancer le partenariat avec Bruxelles. À l’occasion de la première journée de la visite effectuée en Turquie par la haute représentante pour
The European Kurds rallying to fight IS

With Kurds in Iraq and Syria under attack from the Islamic State, many young Kurds in Europe have been joining resistance forces—a trend occluded by the media focus on European-born jihadists.

A Kurdish protest against IS in London. Flickr / Alan Denney. Some rights reserved.

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