Of Turkish and French presidents

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey had its legislative elections on June 7. The result was simple: Four parties made it into parliament and not a single one had enough seats to form a government by itself

Comment(s) 8/29/2015

Whatever happened to the Turkish Lira?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turks are now acting as if it came as a surprise. The Turkish Lira has lost around 9 percent of its value against the dollar in a single month.

Comment(s) 8/22/2015

Insipid leadership makes normalization harder

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey held its election this June. Halfway through August, the country still has no government. Just before the election on June 7, 2015, I dubbed it as the outset of The Great Normalization in Turkey.

Comment(s) 8/15/2015

The peace process is still alive in Turkey

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey has started air campaigns against both ISIL and the PKK. ISIL is the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the new bastion of the age-old militant Salafi menace in our region.

Comment(s) 8/8/2015

Is it really different this time with ISIL?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey is at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but did you know that this has happened before?

Comment(s) 7/25/2015

Desperately waiting for a new government

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey still has no government. No government is bad for Turkey.

Comment(s) 7/18/2015

Turkey is no Belgium

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Of course, you don’t need to read this column to know that. Turkey’s per capita GDP is only a fifth of that of Belgium.

Comment(s) 7/11/2015

The Greek tragedy of Mario Draghi

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Central banking is difficult. It requires bankers not only to plan for how they think the future is going to play out, but plan for how they fear it might play out, too

Comment(s) 7/4/2015

How to talk about the big picture

GÜVEN SAK writes:

What would you do if someone asked you to summarize the major tensions of human beings on this blue planet of ours? I’m talking about the big, systemic issues – the problems of capitalism, war, climate change and development.

Comment(s) 6/27/2015

The Return of the Dispossessed

GÜVEN SAK writes:

A system with free and fair elections can iron out its own failings in unimaginable ways. The people, it turns out, are the ultimate safeguard of Turkey’s institutions.

Comment(s) 6/13/2015

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