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Cohabitation alla Turca

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey is about to set sail in uncharted waters. Starting Aug. 29, we are going to have a directly elected president

Comment(s) 7/26/2014

How did it happen in Turkey but not elsewhere?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

On the plane to Sydney, Australia this week, I took to reading Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s “The Time Regulation Institute” (1961). I had time; the flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney takes 12 hours.

Comment(s) 7/19/2014

How ISIL activity is bad for Turkey

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Two things are happening at once. First of all, it is getting increasingly harder to send trucks down to Iraq. Secondly, Iraqi import demand is declining rather rapidly

Comment(s) 7/12/2014

Is İhsanoğlu David to Erdoğan’s Goliath?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey is going to elect its 12th president this year, with the election’s first round to be held on Aug. 10.

Comment(s) 7/5/2014

A draft bill on ‘you-know-what’

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Can you solve a problem by not naming it? That is how the Kurdish reconciliation process has been managed so far. Now, a new draft law on the issue was sent to the Turkish Parliament last week.

Comment(s) 6/28/2014

Why the Arab Spring went wrong

GÜVEN SAK writes:

When Egyptians were flooding to Tahrir Square, I was fascinated with the Arab Spring. Like many others, I too wrote in praise of the movement at the time.

Comment(s) 6/21/2014

Come see Ankara, city of ultimate fakes

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Do come and see the ultimate fakes of Ankara. There’s no such thing as bad publicity

Comment(s) 6/14/2014

In Cyprus negotiations, this time it’s different

GÜVEN SAK writes:

The leaders of both Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus recently signed a joint declaration committing themselves to a confederation of two federal states.

Comment(s) 6/7/2014

The Gezi spirit and the Twitter wars prevail

GÜVEN SAK writes:

I have to thank Türk Telekom for reminding me yesterday morning that Turks, well at least 50 percent of them

Comment(s) 5/31/2014

Turkey’s Misery Index and the shy rate cut

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Remember the old Misery Index of Arthur Okun and Robert Barro from the past? It is simply the sum total of the unemployment and inflation rates.

Comment(s) 5/24/2014

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