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Global economies have been caught in a perfect storm, which nearly devastated the international financial system. Timely and decisive intervention by governments and financial institutions helped restore stability. However, the full impact of systemic risk and of certain persistent problems has yet to be fully resolved. This paper evaluates the experience of Turkey in successfully weathering the recent crisis. It highlights the significant role played by the country’s robust banking sector in enhancing the economy’s resilience to the crisis.

 
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Ziya Akkurt
Ziya Akkurt
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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