The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?
Turkey’s stock market continues to witness elevated levels of volatility, with Borsa Istanbul losing 8% in lira and 13% in USD terms in just two days from 10-11 July. The index is now down by 14% in local currency and 29% in USD terms YTD
August is the month when unusual and trend changing events take place in Russia, and this year is shaping up to be one of those that confirms the sequence with a group of US senators determined to push new and dangerous sanctions legislation.
The new reality where the EU is "a foe" and Vladimir Putin is "a partner" is not good for Ukraine.
Although without major breakthrough, the Ukrainian president's meetings were important milestones in Ukraine-EU and Ukraine-Nato relations.