Did Erdogan commit economic suicide by sacking central bank chief? - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shocking decision to appoint a new central bank governor — the fourth in 20 months — has plunged Turkey’s ailing economy into deeper turmoil, marked simultaneously by high interest rates and a tumbling currency, at a time when the central bank’s foreign reserves are already in the red.
How and why Erdogan made such a grave move akin to economic suicide remains open to debate, but a risky plan for snap elections might be underlying his calculus. It was only in early November that Erdogan had replaced the central bank governor with a trusted member of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) — former Finance Minister Naci Agbal — in a bid to rein in the slump of the Turkish lira and curb dollarization. Agbal was well on course to restore some confidence in the markets when Erdogan sacked him with an overnight decree March 20, offering no explanation for the move. Either way, the move will have serious consequences for Turkey. US-Turkey ties: Repairing the relationship must start in Syria. The Syria conflict has created a humanitarian catastrophe, with millions of civilians internally displaced or turned into refugees.
It has become a proxy war among regional and global powers, as the aspirations of Syria’s early protesters have been crushed by a criminal regime over the past decade. The conflict has deeply destabilised the region and divided Europe, fuelling the rise of anti-migrant sentiment. Most consequentially for the Nato alliance, it has driven a wedge between two major allies: Turkey and the US.
The two states do not simply differ in their Syria policies; they support different armed groups on the ground. Turkey has supported the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups targeting the Assad regime, while the US has invested in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the backbone of which comprises the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Military intervention. Egypt editor reveals 10 conditions that Turkey must meet. The editor-in-chief of the pro-Egyptian regime newspaper, Al Watan, has put forward ten conditions that Turkey must meet before Cairo agrees to "resume talks" with Ankara.
Writing on his Facebook page in 12 March Ahmed Elkhateeb listed the conditions that Cairo has stipulated following a series of public overtures by Turkish officials to end the diplomatic stand-off with Egypt. The conditions are: 1) No maritime demarcation between the two sides without rules of the international law. It is necessary that Turkey undertakes to adhere to maritime international law. Ankara has so far refused to sign or recognise this law. 2) There would be no political communication until Cairo is sure about the compliance of the Turkish side to general observance.
The Arab yacht summit plotters have fallen out. For the past decade, an alliance of rulers has bent every sinew to halt the onward, and irreversible, fight for human rights in the Arab world.
To preserve their own decaying regimes, this alliance has laid waste to once proud and civilised nations. It has waged wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, reducing much of them to rubble. It has funded coups in Egypt, and attempted them in Tunisia and Turkey. The blood of hundreds of thousands has been shed in these interventions. EXCLUSIVE: The secret yacht summit that realigned the Middle East. Top Turkish prosecutor files case to close pro-Kurdish HDP. La parabola di Demirtaş: da interlocutore di Erdogan al rischio ergastolo - La Luce. Turchia-Egitto riprendono contatti diplomatici. Coup row haunts Turkish-US ties - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East. Feb 18, 2021 A senior Turkish minister has rekindled accusations of US involvement in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey even as Ankara is trying to mollify Washington over its purchase of Russian missiles and avoid more sanctions under President Joe Biden.
Fence-mending remains a distant goal with the Turkish public still largely convinced that Washington was behind the putsch. Il silenzio dei partner Nato sulla strage del PKK indigna la Turchia - La Luce. Il PKK ha giustiziato 13 ostaggi turchi inermi in Iraq - La Luce. Turkey's Erdoğan slams US for 'siding with PKK terrorists' President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday criticized the U.S. statement on a recent terror attack in which 13 Turkish citizens were killed by the PKK terrorist group in Iraq's northern Gara region.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) congress in the Black Sea province of Rize, Erdoğan said that the U.S. has sided with the PKK and its Syrian branch YPG, providing trucks of ammunition to them. "The U.S. statement on PKK’s execution of Turkish citizens in northern Iraq is ridiculous. They claim they do not support the PKK but certainly do," he also said. "If you want to continue our alliance globally and at NATO, then you must stop siding with terrorists," Erdoğan added. The president said that the blood of innocent people killed in northern Iraq is in the hands of all defending, supporting and sympathizing with PKK terrorists. US has sided with PKK, Erdoğan says. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday criticized the U.S. statement on a recent terror attack in which 13 Turkish citizens were killed by the PKK terrorist group in Iraq's northern Gara region.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) congress in the Black Sea province of Rize, Erdoğan said that the U.S. has sided with the PKK and its Syrian branch YPG, providing trucks of ammunition to them. "The U.S. statement on PKK’s execution of Turkish citizens in northern Iraq is ridiculous. They claim they do not support the PKK but certainly do," he also said. "If you want to continue our alliance globally and at NATO, then you must stop siding with terrorists," Erdoğan added.
The president said that the blood of innocent people killed in northern Iraq is in the hands of all defending, supporting and sympathizing with PKK terrorists. Demirtaş, da Obama curdo ad apprendista stregone. Turkey Producer Prices Change. Annual producer price inflation in Turkey increased to 26.16 percent in January of 2021 from 25.15 percent in December 2020, reaching its highest level since May of 2019.
Main upward pressure came from prices of manufacturing (28.42 percent vs 27.32 percent in December), mining & quarrying (19.17 percent vs 19.02 percent), water supply (25.88 percent vs 14.83 percent) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (0.02 percent vs 0.25 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices were up 2.66 percent, following a 2.36 percent rise in the previous month. source: Turkish Statistical Institute Producer Prices Change in Turkey averaged 36.49 percent from 1983 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 139.90 percent in January of 1995 and a record low of -3.75 percent in July of 2009.
Producer Prices Change in Turkey is expected to be 19.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Major party in Turkey agrees with gov't on drafting constitution. A major party in Turkey voiced agreement with top government officials on Tuesday on drafting a new constitution.
Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party, said in a written statement that Turkey is "obligated" to replace its current constitution. This came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was time for the country to discuss this issue, vowing that his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party would push for a new constitution if it reached a consensus with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). In parliamentary votes and elections, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) cooperates with the ruling AK Party under their People's Alliance, formed ahead of the June 2018 general elections. 'Turkish lira best performing emerging market currency so far in 2021' The Turkish lira has been the best performing emerging market currency so far in 2021, Robin Brooks, the chief economist at the US-based Institute of International Finance said on Wednesday.
"Lira outperformance stems primarily from the policy shift that took place in November 2020 and is ongoing," Brooks said on Twitter. He noted that the outperformance is especially remarkable given the current valuation of the South African rand or the Brazilian real, which are down a lot. The Turkish Central Bank’s monetary and exchange rate policies for 2021 are being welcomed by economists, who said the bank's anti-inflationary narrative gave positive messages to the market, showing a determined return to orthodox policies. According to Timothy Ash, a senior emerging market strategist at the London-based BlueBay Asset Management, the Central Bank has "a decent" new governor, who he said is committed to an orthodox and credible monetary policy.
Erdogan strizza l'occhio a Israele e si aspetta una porta per la Casa Bianca - Turchia. Scenarios for future of Arab-Israeli 'normalization' - The writer is a lecturer at the Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University in Balikesir, Turkey and co-editor of “Kuresel ve Bolgesel Guclerin Ortadogu Politikalari: Arap Bahari ve Sonrasi” (The Mideast Policies of Global and Regional Powers: The Arab Spring and Its Afterwards). As we often get caught in the flow of daily news and end up losing sight of meaningful frameworks, it grows harder to identify events and trends that are part of our world of incessant information bombardments, a world that continues to further globalize by the day thanks to the technological blessings we have.
The process that has developed as an Arab-Israeli normalization has a similar fate. Interpreting geopolitical trends by placing them within a broad framework is also the principal condition for being able to make geopolitical counterattacks. Structural bases of normalization The relative decline of American power has had a number of consequences at both global and regional levels. Turchia: l'università di Boğaziçi non ci sta / Turchia. 'Turkey-Greece talks held in positive atmosphere' Talks between Turkey and Greece, which resumed Monday after five years of hiatus, were held in a very positive atmosphere, according to the Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday. Resuming the exploratory talks as its former name, and consultative talks as it is called now -- since it has been ongoing for a long time -- was important for the resolution of disputes, said Mevlut Cavusoglu in a news conference with his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Cavusoglu said the next talks will be held in Greece and its date will be announced later. “Consultation on how to solve these problems will be beneficial for the two neighbors to reduce the tension at least for now and perhaps to find permanent solutions to these problems in the future,” he noted. Exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece, meant to find fair and equitable settlements to issues in the Aegean, began in 2002. After the 60th round of talks in March 2016, Athens suspended the meetings. Sultano sotto pressione Erdogan, per paura di Biden, corre ad abbracciare nuovamente l'Europa. Turkey's Erdogan calls for border treaty review in Greece visit. The first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks.
Mr Erdogan said the 1923 treaty that settled Turkey's borders after World War One was not being applied fairly. But Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos rejected any change to the Treaty of Lausanne. Relations between the two Nato members have been uneasy for decades. What is the source of the tensions? Many issues. They have also failed to reach a peace deal in divided Cyprus - the north of the island was invaded by Turkey in 1974 in response to a military coup backed by Athens. image copyrightEPA.
La parabola di Demirtaş: da interlocutore di Erdogan al rischio ergastolo - La Luce. Turkey decodes far-left terror group’s digital archive. ISTANBUL - Turkish police have decoded the far-left DHKP-C terrorist group’s digital archive, which was encrypted using three different programs, a security source said Wednesday. Police anti-terror teams conducted an operation in Istanbul’s Okmeydani neighborhood on Oct. 14 this year, arresting five suspects and seizing digital documents and materials, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The suspects attempted to destroy the evidence as the police raid was underway. A memory card that was encrypted using three different programs was among the materials seized. The police deciphered how the terrorist group was structured and terrorist activities carried out by its cells in cities and rural areas by decoding the DHKP-C’s digital archive. It was learned from the archive that hunger strikes and death fasts were carried out systematically in line with instructions from the so-called Central Committee of the DHKP-C abroad.
La Turchia schiaffeggia il divieto di pubblicità su Twitter ai sensi della nuova legge sui social media. Turchia: l’anno della verità? Istanbul university protest spills over onto Kadıköy district as 14 more students arrested. (This piece has been updated with reactions, protests and media coverage) Turkey barred students from protesting outside the country’ top Boğaziçi university in Istanbul on Wednesday citing the dangers posed by the COVID-19 virus. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced that all meetings, marches and demonstrations were banned. People should act sensibly and avoid all behaviour that would constitute a crime, he said in a written statement. Hundreds of students have been taking part in a demonstration this week to oppose President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s appointment of a former party official as rector of the university.
Students protest appointment of Erdogan loyalist to head top Turkish university - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East. Jan 4, 2021 ISTANBUL — Turkish students protesting the political appointment of a ruling party member to head one of the nation’s top universities were met with chemical irritants and rubber bullets in Istanbul Monday. Riot police dispersed demonstrators outside Bogazici University, where Melih Bulu, a long-time member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), was appointed as school rector by a presidential decree issued Jan. 1. New Episode of Talk #Turkey with @nevsinmengu: We discuss whether the complex interdependency between the West and Turkey could create a new opportunity to revive the alliance with the West and to make limited reforms in Turkey?
□The PKK's Attacks Targeting Civilians between 1984-2020 The most targeted provinces where the #PKK attacked civilians: ▪️Sirnak ▪️Hakkari ▪️Diyarbakir ▪️Mardin ▪️Tunceli. Le spose bambine e l'islamofobia di Marta Ottaviani. Il campionario dell’islamofobia a mezzo stampa è ormai banalmente ripetitivo: le donne velate, il Bambino Gesù nel presepe, le donne devono stare a casa a fare X figli, prima portavano la minigonna e il bikini, le donne sono inferiori all’uomo, l’alcol, le spose bambine. Turkey is determined to press ahead on EU reforms: FM Çavuşoğlu - Turkey News. 80 Proposals in 8 Chapters for a Strong Economy, Stable Rule of Law and Advanced Democracy - Turkey News.
Based on their firm conviction that permanently increasing prosperity in Turkey is possible through a stronger rule of law, and that the greatest responsibility in this regard lies with the judiciary, the Better Justice Association has shared a comprehensive document consisting of 80 proposals with the public. The Better Justice Association is a politically neutral non-governmental think tank founded to identify problems in the Turkish judicial system and to design solutions grounded in core principles such as the rule of law, independent judiciary, transparency and accountability of legal institutions and to raise informed social debate with the aim of reaching social consensus.
Erdoğan: The Ottomans Built Jerusalem; It Is Our City. On October 1, 2020, at the opening of the new legislative year of Turkish parliament, following a two-month break, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a speech broadcast on KararTV: "Jerusalem is our city; it is a city from us. " He said: "The current physical appearance of the Old City, which is the heart of Jerusalem, with its water, its market, and its many buildings, were built by [Ottoman] Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. " Ue, accordo sulle sanzioni alla Bielorussia ma alla Turchia solo un richiamo - Affaritaliani.it.
Il Nagorno Karabakh entra nella giostra della supremazia turca. Turchia: oggi videoconferenza Erdogan con Merkel e Michel - Ultima Ora - ANSA. Turchia denuncia 'nuova violazione della Grecia nell'Egeo' - Ultima Ora - ANSA. Mediterraneo e il suo petrolio, nessuna guerra alla Turchia-Francia napoleonica, prudenza Italia-Germania - Turkey Announces Arrest of a Major Islamic State Militant. Turkey slams German media's fake news on Mediterranean. Turchia: ministro, Isis preparava attentato a Santa Sofia - Ultima Ora - ANSA. After S-400, Turkey Looks At Russian Su-35, Su-57 Jets; Is It The End Of NATO? CAOS MEDITERRANEO ORIENTALE: TURCHIA e GRECIA al limite della guerra per controllare i giacimenti energetici dell’Egeo, con Turchia-Libia ed Egitto-Grecia contrapposte. – E l’Italia che appoggia la Turchia per la sua politica libica e i giacimenti estratt.
Turkish warplanes intercepted 6 Greek F-16 jets: report. Turchia, sostiene curdi, gay e riconosce il genocidio armeno: Canan Kaftantsioglou, la 'Kamala turca' che sfida il 'Sultano' Erdogan. Erdogan: Biggest gas discovery in Turkey's history made in Black Sea. Turkey, Libya and Qatar agree on signing military deal. Guerra del gas nel Mediterraneo, ore diplomatiche convulse. Mediterraneo esplosivo. Grecia e Turchia possono arrivare allo scontro armato? Ecco la vera posta in gioco tra Turchia e Grecia su Kastellorizo. Turkey sends EU leaders letters on East Mediterranean. L'Italia deve allearsi con la Turchia. Per almeno due ragioni.
Il sultano vuole prendersi il Mare Nostrum. Turkey urges Europe to warn Greece over violations. Accordo Egitto-Grecia sulle frontiere marittime. Erdogan non ci sta e riprende le trivellazioni. Quel vertice segreto a Berlino per un accordo tra Grecia e Turchia. Borrell Discourages Heightened Tensions in Mediterranean After Egypt-Greece Deal. Only through dialogue can the Mediterranean regain stability, Borrell says, KNEWS. La nuova collocazione strategica della Cina - Ildenaro.it.
Eid adha 2020. Turkey: Hagia Sophia Mosque sees 1st prayers in 86 years. Anadolu Ajansı: "Ayasofya-i Kebir Cami-i Şerifi ibadete açılıyor" Turkey: Hagia Sophia Mosque reopening after 86-year gap. ‘Turkey to always stand by Bosnia in search for justice’ Why is tension escalating in Turkish politics? Why I am optimistic about Turkey. L’intelligence turca - Ildenaro.it. Erdogan si è preso l'Africa: cosa rivela la liberazione di Silvia Romano.
Second member of banned Turkish folk group dies after hunger strike. Elisa Campioni - Ibrahim Gokcek : è morto oggi pomeriggio R.I.P. Libia, Erdoğan contro Haftar: ‘Pronti a intervenire, è ora che si ritiri’ - Affaritaliani.it. Erdogan a Bruxelles: accordo sui migranti resta valido, con Ankara "dialogo costruttivo" - Eunews. Turkey, Russia Agree Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib. Erdogan: Supporting Haftar against legitimate government is a betrayal of democracy. 'Turkey to hit regime anywhere if troops harmed again' What are the biggest issues ahead of the NATO summit? Da La prima ora/Corriere digital. Ricatti. # Il presidente turco Erdogan gioca sempre duro. Secon... Turchia, il doppio gioco di Erdogan con Trump e Putin funziona. Ma c'è un rischio. Operazione-Siria: la vittoria di Erdoğan, il trionfo di Putin. White Helmets ‘first witness’ to Syria massacres: Chief.
New op in Syria not necessary: Turkish Defense Ministry. Turkey, Russia reach deal for YPG move out of Syria border area. Turkey, Russia reach deal for YPG move out of Syria border area. Siria, Turchia e Assad mettono le mani sul Rojava. Lavrov: "Strutture curde rientrino in sfera siriana". Martedì incontro Erdogan-Putin. Salvini e Meloni tuonano contro chi voleva la Turchia nella Ue: peccato fosse Berlusconi. Turchia-Usa, tregua di 120 ore per il ritiro dei curdi. Trump: «Grazie Erdogan» "Among the terms are the re-collection of #YPG heavy weapons and the destroying of their fortifications and all other fighting positions. #Turkey will get 20 miles (32 kilometers) of safe zone south of the Turkish border in Syria. " #Pence , #Trump #Erdog. Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates. Turkey most terror-hit NATO member: NATO chief - Turkey News. Turkish operation to bring peace in region, NATO PA told.
L'Europa avverte Erdogan. Lo scopo delle basi turche in Qatar e Somalia e in altri paesi ancora. Istanbul, il nuovo aeroporto tra record e polemiche / Turchia / aree / Home - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa. Turkey and US agree to set up Syria safe zone operation centre. ‘Turkey's op in N Syria to move different phase soon’ La sconfitta di Erdogan a Istanbul e la bomba dei profughi siriani. Erdogan congratulates CHP’s Istanbul mayoral candidate. İmamoğlu, il candidato sindaco a Istanbul che sfida Erdoğan / Turchia / aree / Home - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa. Erdogan lauds Brotherhood ally as Turkey mourns Morsi.