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EMRE DELİVELİ

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Erdoğan’s choice: Reform or religion?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

For the longer run, Erdoğan seems to be more interested in pushing his religion agenda through the education system than implementing reforms

Comment(s) 12/22/2014

Turkish economy living on borrowed time

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I looked at emerging market (EM) exchange rates against the dollar on the night of Dec. 17, right before the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest rate decision.

Comment(s) 12/19/2014

'Tekıling törkiyz ecukeyşınıl vooz'

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Turkey’s National Education Council, an educational advisory body, decided over the weekend before last to recommend the Ministry of Education that Ottoman-language classes should be compulsory for religious high schools and electives for others.

Comment(s) 12/15/2014

Ali in Wonderland

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

To tell you the truth, I did not lose any sleep over annual growth in the third quarter, which came in much lower than expected (1.7 versus 2.9 percent) according to official statistics released on Dec. 10.

Comment(s) 12/12/2014

I’m going slightly mad

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Being one of the few Turkish economy pessimists sometimes makes me question my knowledge of economics. Luckily, the IMF’s annual report on Turkey arrived just in time to confirm my economic sanity

Comment(s) 12/8/2014

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Turkey’s consumer rebound

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Recent Turkish data is hinting at an economic recovery driven by domestic demand, especially consumption, which is actually really bad news

Comment(s) 12/5/2014

A take by economists on racism in the US

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The trial of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, the university student who fell into a coma after getting beaten by plainclothes police officers during the Gezi protests and died 38 days later, continued last week.

Comment(s) 12/1/2014

The President’s speech

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Prime Minister-President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a great speech this week that summarized two key issues of the Turkish economy better than I could have in a dozen columns.

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Why Muslims fell behind economically

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I really do not know if Muslims were in the Americas three centuries before Christopher Columbus, as President PM Erdoğan first claimed, and then vehemently defended, last week

Comment(s) 11/24/2014

The markets’ Cinderella Man

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Seen as one of the most vulnerable emerging markets (EMs) not too long ago, Turkey is on a Cinderella run, attracting significant capital inflows. Foreigners’ net equity and bond investments rose by $0.9 and 1.4 billion respectively during the last four weeks.

Comment(s) 11/21/2014

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