Turkish lira rides the roller-coaster

bne IntelliNews October 21, 2016

The risks that have kept the lira under pressure have not yet disappeared and will not any time soon.

Turkish jets bomb US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria

bne IntelliNews October 20, 2016

Turkish jets carried out 26 airstrikes on 18 Syrian Kurdish militia YPG targets in northern Syria, killing up to 200 fighters.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Erdogan's high stakes game

bne IntelliNews October 14, 2016

The revival of the plan to create an executive presidency risks further social polarisation and political tension.

FINTECH: A Flare for making blockchain scalable

Nicholas Watson in Prague October 13, 2016

The most immediate challenge for blockchain is scaling the technology so it can handle increased transaction traffic in the years to come. Bitfury and Lightning Network have taken a big step towards this.

Turkey, Russia sign key pipeline deal as ties improve

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2016

The two countries move fast to rebuild ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

LONG READ: The difficult dialogue of civilisations

Ben Aris in Rhodes October 6, 2016

“Europe is not in crisis. It is a crisis!” thundered former Czech president Vaclav Klaus. Is Central Europe undermining EU solidarity? EU leaders, past and present, met at the Rhodes Forum 2016 to discuss the issues, but came up with few answers.

Extension of Turkish state of emergency fractures 'Yenikapi spirit'

bne IntelliNews October 6, 2016

The continuing crackdown risks damaging the country's fragile political unity as well as the economy.

Southeast Europe seeks to build on strong tourist season

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 3, 2016

Can governments and private sector investors in countries from Croatia to Romania build upon this year’s rise in tourist numbers and continue to attract larger numbers of holidaymakers in future?

Turkish markets got no Moody’s blues after rating downgrade

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2016

No wild selloff after Turkey 'junked' but questions remain over growth and public finances.

Moody’s cuts Turkey’s credit rating to junk

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2016

In another blow to an economy hit by terrorist attacks and a failed coup attempt, Moody’s stripped Turkey of its investment grade status, angering its politicians.

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