Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
November 30, 2019
Trump comes up with a lame Turkey pun. Erdogan comes up with F-16 warplanes in the skies of Ankara as target practice for his newly acquired Kremlin missiles.
November 28, 2019
Red ink turns to invisible ink but it would be unpatriotic of any Turk to shift uncomfortably in their seat as the president has let it be known that policy rates and inflation will soon fall into single digits and will stay there.
November 21, 2019
Scheme to boost ‘foreign’ participation in state lira bonds latest device in efforts to convince onlookers Turkey’s economy will soon once more be rocketing away. Turkey, say the Turks, “is a funny country as long as you’re not a citizen of it”.
November 13, 2019
New phase of the ‘fairytale’ for opposition politician elected mayor of Istanbul with the strategy “Ignore Erdogan and love those who love Erdogan”.
October 31, 2019
National lender lowers its inflation expectations to match those of Erdogan administration. Governor warns against creating perception that unexplained things are occurring in country’s monetary operations.