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From the Desk of the EditorFriday, September 23, 2016
Since the last issue of TPQ, Turkey and its people have weathered a major assault on its fundamental freedoms. The botched coup attempt on 15 July 2016 – which Ankara accuses US-based cleric Fetullah Gülen and his network of orchestrating...
Overview of the Turkish Economy after July 15thFriday, September 23, 2016
In the aftermath of 15 July 2016, our nation and our economy both faced a serious test, but the gears of the Turkish economy continued to spin without disruption. The stock markets in Istanbul opened and operated normally on Monday, July 18th...
Escaping Mediocrity: Turkey at an Economic & Political JunctureFriday, September 23, 2016
Turkey has incredible economic potential arising from two primary sources – its young population and its geographical location. Turkey will continue to be a young country until 2035, with demographics dominated by its young population. This...
Industry 4.0: Increasing Women’s Participation in the WorkforceFriday, September 23, 2016
Gender inequality is still one of the most persistent, widespread, and pervasive forms of inequality across the globe. Women’s participation in the workforce is an alarming area, where numbers indicate high unemployment and overrepresentation...
Brexit: An Opportunity for a Stronger TTIPFriday, September 23, 2016
After three years and 14 rounds of negotiations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) remains at the center of attention in the 21st century trade policy debate. This mega-trade agreement between the world’s two largest...
Active Citizenship & Political Movements in Europe: The Evolution of Political RepresentationFriday, September 23, 2016
In the summer of 2013, the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park by thousands of citizens made global headlines for weeks. Triggered initially by a call for larger citizen influence over urban development plans, the occupy movement soon exploded...
Energy Security, Climate Change & Sustainable DevelopmentFriday, September 23, 2016
The global economy has gone through an unprecedented economic crisis. The worst part may be over, but we are not out of the woods just yet. We are still faced with multiple challenges such as slow growth, unemployment, low trade flows, rising...
Could Turkey Become a New Energy Trade Hub in South East Europe?Friday, September 23, 2016
The summer of 2016 will probably be remembered as a crucial turning point in Turkey’s long stumbling foreign policy implementation. First of all, the six-year stalemate with Israel has finally been overcome, and the two countries have made an...
Women’s Economic Empowerment for a Sustainable FutureFriday, September 23, 2016
It was on a visit to New York in the spring of 2007 that I was inspired by the success of Suze Orman, the long-serving and much-respected personal finance advisor at CNBC. I talked to Doğuş Chairman Ferit Şahenk and told him that Turkish women would...
Can Resolving Cyprus Hold the Key to Regional Energy Cooperation?Friday, September 23, 2016
The 127 bcm of natural gas found in the Block 12 Aphrodite field in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 2011, coupled with the much more significant findings in neighboring Israel’s Leviathan and Tamar fields, and more recently in...
Rapid Developments in East Med Gas Friday, September 23, 2016
The key gas producers in the Eastern Mediterranean are Egypt, Israel, and Cyprus.[1] Lebanon has potential but political instabilities have thus far prevented it from exploring its hydrocarbon prospects. Egypt is by far the biggest producer and user...
Warming a Frozen Policy: Challenges to Turkey’s Climate Politics after ParisFriday, September 23, 2016
The last day of the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) on 12 December 2015 once more revealed Turkey’s difficult position in international climate negotiations. Although it was not noticed by many observers, French Minister of Foreign Affairs...
Just About Time: Defending Democracy & the Fight Against Corruption Friday, September 23, 2016
The common view about Turkey up until a couple of years ago was generally positive. According to most observers, Turkey was making visible progress in areas of respect for human rights and democratic reforms as a result of the country’s...
The New Geopolitical Game in the Caspian Region: Azerbaijan-Turkey Energy RelationsFriday, September 23, 2016
Immediately after the emergence of five littoral states as a result of the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Caspian Sea became a very high priority for some states and the petroleum industry because it contained one of the largest yet...
The Unprecedented Aspects of the Greek Crisis Friday, September 23, 2016
May 2010 was not the first time modern Greece experienced a severe fiscal crisis. The state had already survived four other crises. By the beginning of the 21st century, however, it seemed that Greece had modernized and converged with its European...
Dubai: An Exemplar of State Capitalism Friday, September 23, 2016
The world of development theories does not appear to make sense “because if it did, Dubai would be: miserable, poor, and suffering from the ‘oil curse’ syndrome or theory.”[1] On the contrary, from a comparative perspective,...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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