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Comparative precedents to this economic meltdown differ considerably between what was once called “the West” and “the East”. For countries in Western Europe the point of reference most prominently associated with the recent developments is the Great Depression of 1929. But for former Comecon member countries the historical parallel does not date back that far. Rather it is found in and compared with the collapse of Communism and the initial experiences of economic transition in 1989-90.

 

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Jens Bastian
Jens Bastian
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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