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ISTANBUL BLOG: Kilicdaroglu's "Justice March" leaves Turkish opposition at a crossroads

July 13, 2017

The CHP leader does not seem to have a road map to challenge President Erdogan, and the opposition parties all want to go in different directions.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Will Kilicdaroglu’s long march unite Turkey’s opposition?

June 22, 2017

President Erdogan's referendum flop has given the CHP leader an opportunity, but he will struggle to create a united front including nationalists, Kurds, and socialists.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Better than expected Turkish growth raises concerns

June 19, 2017

The 5% growth in the first quarter was built on government spending and a consumer credit boom, which analysts fear could store up problems for the future.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkey’s economy rises on credit expansion, but sceptics question trajectory

June 5, 2017

The key question is whether the new growth will be sustained for at least a few years, rather than merely a run of quarters.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkish-EU relations remain stuck in limbo

May 26, 2017

Nothing solid came out of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s talks with top EU leaders, his first in nine months.