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Video: Turkey in 2022 – Risks and Opportunities

January 13, 2022

Turkey’s economy is wracked by unemployment, soaring inflation, and a weak lira. Turkey’s voters blame the Erdogan government. Abroad, relations with Washington are strained by Turkey’s military activity in Syria and Libya, and Turkish claims to Greek and Cypriot energy resources. The risks are clear – the opportunities, perhaps, less so. Join us for a […]

Video: Turkey – A Hub for Illicit Finance

November 13, 2020

Turkish banks are taking a beating in American courts. Milestone rulings make it crystal clear that Turkey has a terrorism and illicit finance problem, and it could soon pay a steep price. They should also serve as a wakeup call for international financial institutions: banks may no longer be able to hide behind sovereign immunity. […]

COVID-19 and Erdogan’s Power Consolidation

July 9, 2020

Since the rise to power of the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey in 2002, its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used successive crises as pretexts to consolidate power that has facilitated his increasingly autocratic rule. From Turkish history’s biggest corruption scandal in December 2013 to a failed coup attempt in July 2016, […]

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