A small but decisive step towards rule of law in Turkey?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

“The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind,” writes John Maynard Keynes in the opening sentence of The Economic Consequences of the Peace. “Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the … organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century.”

Comment(s) 10/22/2016

Why is the Turkish Lira rapidly depreciating?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

According to the latest round of the World Values Survey, only 11 percent of Turks believe that “most people can be trusted.” In Germany, that number is 45 percent.

Comment(s) 10/15/2016

Increasing inflows into Turkey after downgrade

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Moody’s downgraded Turkey to a speculative level on Sept. 22. That makes two such grades, the first being S&P’s decision soon after the attempted coup in July.

Comment(s) 10/8/2016

Why I don’t have a photo with Shimon Peres

GÜVEN SAK writes:

I first met the late Shimon Peres more than 12 years ago. Israeli disengagements on Gaza were just a theoretical construct under discussion then. I was there to find a way to privatize the peace process.

Comment(s) 10/1/2016

2016: The year China kicked G-20 in the butt

GÜVEN SAK writes:

The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post

Comment(s) 9/24/2016

Erdoğan’s call for restraint

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Turkey is now coming back from a long bayram holiday, or I should say from a feast, in the Russian philosopher Bakthin’s sense of the term

Comment(s) 9/17/2016

Low growth, bad politics?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

The G-20 Summit is to meet in Hangzhou, China this weekend, so be ready for a flood on global leaders’ meetings

Comment(s) 9/3/2016

Why Turkish boots are on Syrian soil

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Ten days after the failed coup, I was at a meeting with CEOs of international companies operating in Turkey

Comment(s) 8/27/2016

Joe Biden is coming to Turkey

GÜVEN SAK writes:

“Life punishes those who come too late,” Mikhail Gorbachev on Oct. 7, 1989 told Erich Honecker, the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party in East Germany.

Comment(s) 8/20/2016

Two roads ahead of Turkey

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Spain, Venezuela and Turkey are very different countries. Venezuela is an oil exporting country, whereas Spain and Turkey are oil importers

Comment(s) 8/13/2016

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