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EMRE DELİVELİ

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Why has the AKP been so successful?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a huge victory in Turkey’s general elections on Nov. 1, garnering almost half of the votes and increasing its vote over the June 7 elections by almost 9 percentage points

Comment(s) 11/2/2015

Doing (Don’t Do) Business

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

One of my favorite Turkish constructs is the “me/ma” suffix, which could mean “ing” or “don’t.” So “iş yapma” would be the Turkish for the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report. It could also translate as “don’t do business.”

Comment(s) 10/30/2015

How to get rid of dictators

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Dictators come in many shapes and sizes: Some are fat, like Uganda’s Idi Amin; others skinny, like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

Comment(s) 10/26/2015

Fear reigning over the law in Turkey

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The Freedom Research Association, a relatively new Ankara think-tank run by Hacettepe University political science professor Bican Şahin, organized a conference on the rule of law in Istanbul on Oct. 15.

Comment(s) 10/23/2015

Why is the Turkish Lira rallying?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

“Normally, the Turkish Lira depreciates after even the slightest negative developments, even a flu epidemic. So how come it gained against foreign currencies last week following the country’s deadliest terror attack on Oct. 10?”

Comment(s) 10/19/2015

Hiding statistics won’t prevent a crisis

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

If I lived in a “normal” country, I would have devoted this column to Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Oct. 12.

Comment(s) 10/16/2015

IMF (and Cosmo) imply Turks could come after El Presidente

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its biannual publications, World Economic Outlook (WEO) and Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima this past week. Both reports contain grim warnings for Turkey

Comment(s) 10/12/2015

The EU: Turkey’s rusty anchor

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Daron Acemoğlu, Turkey’s best shot at the Nobel Economics Prize, and Murat Üçer, who knows the Turkish economy better than anyone else, published the paper, “The ups and downs of Turkish growth, 2002-2015: Political Dynamics, the European Union and the Institutional Slide,” on Oct. 5.

Comment(s) 10/9/2015

Turkey’s competitiveness gap

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

If you thought my last column painted a gloomy picture of the Turkish economy, you should know that you didn’t see even half of it.

Comment(s) 10/5/2015

Why are Turkish assets underperforming?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The Turkish Lira hit new lows this week, whereas government bond interest rates were at their highest levels since the global crisis.

Comment(s) 10/2/2015

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