Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Risk Map and Turkey’s Sustainable Development

Turkey’s economic ride throughout 2015 was largely dominated by the direction of the EM flows.  As the story of EMs change from high-growth-lower-risk to lower-growth-higher risk story, capital outflowed in net terms for the first time since 2008.  EM currencies depreciated in real terms against the USD and financial market volatility increased.  The movement of […]

Sustainable Development Goals and Turkey’s Middle Income Trap

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals that are replacing Millennium Development Goals, were publicized over the UN Summit in New York last weekend.  These announcements were important for many working in the development field as they are going to determine domestic and international policies shaping many projects in the field.  Yet, the attention that they received […]

Turkey G20 Presidency at a Year of Sustainable Development

Turkey G20 Presidency at a ‘Year of Sustainable Development[1]’ Turkey is leading the G20 presidency during 2015.  As any other Presidency, Turkey has a focus and its list of priorities with which it wants to lead its term of Presidency. Its focus is ‘inclusive and robust growth’ while formulation standpoints are summarized as 3 I’s: […]

Leverage Points in Turkish Economy

Last week as I was preparing a speech on Turkish economy, I was reviewing the facts for ‘Turkish macroeconomic story’.  Suddenly I realized that I was putting way too much effort into making my version of the story flow.  With the conventional way of looking into Turkey’s investment case, I should have listed the risks […]

Potential Growth Perspective on Settlement

‘Cautious optimism’ seems to be the most popular word nowadays in Turkey. Now that politicians seem to be closer to allow peace to settle in the South East of Turkey, everybody is trying to understand what kind of changes the Country will go through after 30-year of chaos in the South Eastern Region. The debate […]