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Turkey’s perfect storm

11th August 2018 – Politico Europe

Turkey’s perfect storm

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, came to power on the heels of the 2001 financial crisis that ended entire political careers. Following Friday’s meltdown in the Turkish economy, a day Turks are already hailing as “Black Friday,” many are left wondering whether Erdoğan will also fall from power. more...

Analysis & Commentary

11th August 2018 – Politico Europe

Turkey’s perfect storm

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, came to power on the heels of the 2001 financial crisis that ended entire political careers. Following Friday’s meltdown in the Turkish economy, a day Turks are already hailing as “Black Friday,” many are left wondering whether Erdoğan will also fall from power. more...

10th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Turkish Economy Minister Fails to Save Currency

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

With the Turkish lira caught in a downward spiral, millions in Turkey today tuned into the long-anticipated speech of Berat Albayrak, the country’s newly minted economy czar and son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. more...

10th August 2018 – Kurdistan 24

Turkish delegation left US with no agreement

Aykan Erdemir

In the first extended official US comments following Wednesday’s meetings between the US State Department and Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that the crisis in US-Turkish relations persists. more...

8th August 2018 – Co-authored by John Lechner - The National Interest

How Russia Plans to Get Turkey on Its Side

Aykan Erdemir

June has been a tough month for the board of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the joint Turco-Russian megaproject and Turkey’s first nuclear reactor. On June 19, Russian authorities arrested on charges of espionage Karina Tsurkan, an energy executive at Moscow-based Inter RAO and former board member of Akkuyu. more...