BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: Turkey’s markets in suspended disorientation as world awaits “bedlam in America”

Akin Nazli in Belgrade November 2, 2020

Whichever way you look at it, all bets are off until we know whether we’re getting a Trump-Erdogan or Biden-Erdogan combination. The Democrat has described the Turkish leader as an “autocrat”.

Azerbaijan’s next move awaited as its troops close on Nagorno-Karabakh’s second largest city

bne IntelIiNews November 2, 2020

Analyst warns Stepanakert could “become like another Sarajevo”.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Two of Erdogan’s inner circle go down with Covid

Akin Nazli November 1, 2020

Interior minister confirmed his infection after media noticed he did not turn up in Izmir after it was struck by a substantial quake at the weekend.

Spectre of 2001 economic crisis repeat now haunts Turkey says ex-central bank chief

bne IntelIiNews October 28, 2020

Lira limps to another record low and, adding to Ankara’s woes, Brussels mulls trade action in response to Erdogan’s weaponising of commerce in ‘Islam’ row with France.

BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: The individual called Albayrak rules out stricter capital controls

Akin Nazli in Belgrade October 27, 2020

Ideas appear to be in short supply as the lira plummets towards the depths of despair at a frightening rate.

Lira sinks past 8 per dollar as Erdogan serves up more economic and geopolitical malarkey

bne IntelIiNews October 27, 2020

Worst losing streak since 1999. Goading of EU leaders and daring US to hit Ankara with sanctions not helping amid the economic indigestion.