Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Developed and many developing countries have experienced spectacular progress in financial services though there have been a number of painful crises both in real and financial sectors, particularly in some emerging market economies in recent years. While the banking sector is crucial to an efficient allocation of resources and hence to economic growth, Turkey’s performance in this regard is far from satisfactory. Following severe economic crises in recent years, the Banking Sector Restructuring Program was introduced to create a strong banking sector. Although important milestones have been achieved so far, there is still a need for further progress.

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Engin Akçakoca
Engin Akçakoca
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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