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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 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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