Erdogan threatens review of Turkey's relations with "fascist and cruel" EU

bne IntelliNews March 21, 2017

Turkish president persists with "Nazi" jibes on campaign stump ahead of April 16 referendum on expanding presidential powers

FINTECH: Global Blockchain Business Council sets up branch office in Washington D.C.

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

Less than two months after its founding by The Bitfury Group, the Global Blockchain Business Council, the first global body set up to educate businesses on the latest innovations in blockchain technology, is establishing a chapter in Washington.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

COMMENT: Turkey’s silent economic revolution and the new sovereign wealth fund

Cagdas Cataltas of Control Risks March 15, 2017

Attention is on Turkey’s controversial referendum to transform Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into an “executive president". But little attention has been paid to a silent economic revolution and the appearance of sovereign wealth fund.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Investors brace as Erdogan stakes economy on pursuit of one-man rule

bne IntelliNews March 15, 2017

Turkey's continuing slide into authoritarianism could deter investment and blight early signs of economic recovery.

CEE REAL ESTATE SURVEY: Peak here, past nadir there

Ben Aris in Berlin March 14, 2017

The real estate sector across the region has benefited from two and a half decades of transition; but there is plenty of growth potential left thanks to their still incomplete transition to Western European levels.

Erdogan taunts Dutch with "Nazi remnants" jibe after foreign minister barred from landing

bne IntelliNews March 12, 2017

Refusal of landing permission for a plane carrying Turkey’s foreign minister sparked violent protests in Rotterdam.

Putin and Erdogan hail restored relations after 2015 rift

Ben Aris in Berlin March 10, 2017

Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war after the Turkish military shot down a Russian bomber in 2015. Two years later, presidents Putin and Erdogan were fawning over each other and a new era of relations at talks in Moscow.

Diplomats left at a loss by Ankara’s “Nazi” spat with Berlin

bne IntelliNews March 9, 2017

Banning of referendum rallies plunges Turkish-German relations to new low

Erdogan plays the ‘Growler’ in missile talks with Putin

Will Conroy in Prague March 8, 2017

Turkish interest in Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile system may be a bluff to win Western defence deals.

Turkey’s industrial output rises 2.6% y/y in January

bneIntellinews March 8, 2017

Turkey’s industrial output rose for the fourth straight month in January. The calendar-adjusted industrial production index increased by 2.6% y/y in January, slightly ahead of the market consensus forecast for a 2.3% gain.

Bulgaria accuses Turkish minister of interfering in election campaign

Dimitar Koychev in Sofia March 8, 2017

Relations between Sofia and Ankara are under pressure after Bulgaria claims minister campaigned on behalf of small Dost party.

Turkey’s yearly inflation registers in the double digits after five years

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2017

Turkey’s yearly CPI quickened to 10.13% in February, marking the first double-digit price growth since April 2012’s 11.14%. PPI also continues to ring alarm bells. It hit a 9-year high of 15.36%.

Erdogan's Dogan media enmity resurfaces in Turkish referendum build-up

Akin Nazli in Belgrade March 2, 2017

President warns old adversary Hurriyet daily that "everyone should know their place", warns of heavy price for 'Army HQ' article

Dogan shares plummet as Turkish prosecutors probe 'Army HQ gripes' article

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 27, 2017

Newspaper article exploring military's unhappiness over lack of consultation from ruling politicians sparks backlash from Erdogan-supporting media

Turkish purges could cause long-term damage

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2017

This is a massive purge on an unprecedented scale, with far reaching social and economic consequences.

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