Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
May 27, 2022
Inflation rampant. The lira’s losing its moorings. But no rate hike.
May 18, 2022
Turkish leader leaves US and Europe wondering what his price might be for unblocking what was supposed to be a routine process.
May 5, 2022
Though academics who calculate inflation is actually 157% say it’s already far ahead of the rival basket case.
April 26, 2022
Regime treats Turkey like an economic guinea pig, say critics. Officials pushing all the buttons at the same time, attempting to avoid, but fuelling chaos.
April 14, 2022
‘Erdoganomic’ net lira creation via loans is again beyond the pale, rising to a new all-time high.
April 4, 2022
Official rate for March given as 61%. If the lira crashes again and commodity prices go right off the rails, country will sail through four-digit inflation.
March 31, 2022
A Turkish prosecutor has asked for the dismissal of charges filed in relation to the assassination of journalist by a Saudi hit squad.
March 1, 2022
Erdogan administration says it’s outperformed G20 with official GDP growth of 11% in 2021. But no-one’s interested in dubious statistics right now.