Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
November 24, 2021
As Erdogan subjects nation to his mad economic experiments, there are the first signs of people taking to the streets and of the country’s export channels seizing up.
November 20, 2021
Market, meanwhile, still puzzled by five-minute delay in announcing rates decision.
October 29, 2021
Erdogan and Biden won’t be short of topics to talk about when they meet in Glasgow. But the former should spare the latter a dose of macro.
October 14, 2021
Yet another late-night decree from the presidential palace.
October 5, 2021
Both are dab hands at bagging indirect taxes.
September 23, 2021
All but one of 23 surveyed economists said central bank wouldn’t do it, but it did it. Baffling ‘Erdoganomics’ pulling strings in the background. Hyperinflation may lurk around corner.
September 22, 2021
President faces an election by 2023 and millions of Turkish teenagers who will vote for the first time know their country has just been through a summer of climate change hell.
September 12, 2021
Turkey’s monetary policy chaos has deepened following a strange presentation by the central bank chief. Analysts are scrambling to update their expectations.
September 5, 2021
Erdogan ‘gets it wrong’ again. Statistical authority says inflation in August moved up to 19.25%. Work of academics implies rate is actually 49%.
September 2, 2021
Flat broke Turks will be thrilled to hear of mammoth defence HQ that will “instill fear in enemies and trust in allies”.