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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.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Erdogan left empty-handed after Trump meeting

May 18, 2017

Turkish president fails to win concessions on extraditing Gulen or arming Kurdish forces in Syria.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Foreign investors fear reform will take back seat after referendum

May 12, 2017

Any further signs that the rule of law and property rights are under threat could send international investors scurrying for the exit.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkey braces for epoch-making referendum

April 14, 2017

Polls indicate voters will grant Erdogan an executive presidency, though analysts say there may be a big hidden 'No' vote.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkish business stranded on the referendum battlefield

April 7, 2017

The outrage that followed an April Fool’s advert for a confectionery company shows how dangerous the political environment has become for business.