Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Istanbul, thanks to its unique position as a bridge linking Europe to the Middle East and Asia, is undoubtedly one of the most – if not the most – geopolitically important cities in the world. In these times of globalization, Istanbul’s importance seems to be growing even more rapidly in terms of the flow of finance and resources. While the Turkish government clearly supports Istanbul’s transformation into a center of finance, Istanbul also seems to have recently assumed the role of becoming an internationally recognized arbitration center. This article concentrates on the very recent investment environment in Turkey as well as on the new draft law on the Istanbul Arbitration Center.

 

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Cem Çağatay Orak & Murat Erbilen
Cem Çağatay Orak & Murat Erbilen Dr. Cem Çağatay Orak is a partner at Çakmak Avukatlık Bürosu in Ankara. Murat Erbilen is a PhD candidate and an in-house legal counsel at Çukurova Holding A.Ş.
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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