Monthly Archives: May 2018

Turkey’s shameful secret: Economic research silenced

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The ruthless crack-down on free press in Turkey is well-documented. It reached a pinnacle, when the last main-stream media outfit, Dogan Holding was forced to sell its media assets (Hurriyet and Posta dailies, as well CNNTurk and Kanal D) to … Continue reading

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CHP presidential candidate İnce vows new constitution, new democracy

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential nominee of Turkey’s main opposition CHP, has vowed a new constitution reinstalling a strong parliamentary system guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law if elected in the June 24 snap election. İnce unveiled his election manifesto … Continue reading

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The Turkish lira is in ‘complete freefall’ amid concerns of Erdogan’s influence on its central bank

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The Turkish Lira plummeted to a record low versus the US dollar Tuesday as investors pull cash out of the country ahead of a presidential election next month. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a self-proclaimed “enemy” of interest rates – … Continue reading

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CHP campaign theme to be ‘peace’

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The main opposition CHP’s main theme for the upcoming election campaign will be “peace” as the main opposition will focus on social and economic inequalities by proposing to reinstate the social welfare state. The motto of the campaign will be … Continue reading

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CHP Presidential Candidate İnce donates 500 liras each to rival presidential candidates

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition CHP, has donated 500 Turkish Liras to the campaigns of all five rival presidential candidates. “In these difficult times, society and politics should embrace each other and not get into polarization. … Continue reading

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Why Turkey’s Erdoğan might actually lose the June 24 snap elections | openDemocracy

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Edgar Şar / 24 May 2018 The rise of authoritarianism in Turkey has gone hand in hand with a de-institutionalization, in favour of what many call the “one man regime”. How long can that last? Read the article CHP EU … Continue reading

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US Dollar On The Rise Again Despite Interest Rate Hike by Central Bank

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The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey raised its late liquidity window rate by 300 basis points from 13.5 percent to 16.5 percent on Wednesday (May 23) as a response to the increasing exchange rate of the US Dollar. … Continue reading

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CHP presidential hopeful Muharrem İnce vows to halt division of universities

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate from the main opposition CHP, has vowed to halt a recent government move to split up 13 major Turkish universities. “They have divided the nation, broken hearts, and are now trying to divide universities. But … Continue reading

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Turkey’s biggest problems economy, unemployment – survey

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A nation-wide survey conducted by MAK Consulting company unveiled that the plunging lira and unemployment are the greatest problems facing Turkey as the nation heads to the polls next month for snap presidential and parliamentary elections, newspaper Cumhuriyet reported. For … Continue reading

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Demirtaş’s Demand for Release Rejected by Upper Court

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HDP’s imprisoned presidential candidate Demirtaş’s demand for release has been rejected by the upper court on the ground that “there is the possibility of spoliation of evidence”. Demirtaş’s lawyers are taking the case to the Constitutional Court. Demirtaş’s lawyers said … Continue reading

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