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October 23, 2020

Turkey
The Changing Nature of Turkey’s Balance Sheet Risks

Pay attention to banking system's foreign currency exposure to the government ...

The Changing Nature of Turkey’s Balance Sheet Risks

May 5, 2020

Turkey
Turkey Shows the Value of Balance Sheet Analysis

Selling reserves borrowed from the banks ultimately puts the health of Turkey's banks at risk.

Turkish External Debt (USD BIllions)

July 22, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Administration Protections for LGBTQ+ People

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers July 16 to July 22.

People take part in the 2022 NYC Pride parade on June 26, 2022.

January 24, 2019

Turkey
Turkey: What to Watch in 2019

The current account has improved, but Turkey's underlying financial vulnerabilities remain.

Turkey: What to Watch in 2019

September 13, 2018

Turkey
Could A Coalition of the “Friends of Turkey” Ride to Turkey’s Financial Rescue?

Turkey is in a bit of financial trouble. It isn’t clear that today's rate hike on its own will be enough. The rate hike will make the lira a bit more attractive to foreign investors (and will raise t…

Could A Coalition of the “Friends of Turkey” Ride to Turkey’s Financial Rescue?

October 13, 2020

Syria
Despite Ceasefire Agreement, Turkey Implicated In More Than Eight Hundred Violations

Amy Austin Holmes is a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One year ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prom…

Smoke rises above the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad, as seen from Turkey, on October 13, 2019.

May 7, 2019

Turkey
Turkey’s Stretched Public Banks…

Watch the banking system's acces to lira funding as Turks shift toward foreign currency deposits...

Turkey’s Stretched Public Banks…

April 2, 2019

Turkey
Turkey: The Perils and Promise of Prediction

A few days before Turkey’s local elections, I wrote an article for Foreign Policy.com titled “Erdogan is Weak. And Invincible.” Well, at least the first part was accurate.  The ruling Justice and Dev…

Supporters of Republican People's Party (CHP) celebrate on a main square in Ankara, Turkey, April 1, 2019

November 15, 2018

Turkey
The Case for Reshaping U.S.-Turkey Relations

When Andrew Brunson, the North Carolinian pastor, was released from Turkish custody in October, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to “good, perhaps great, relations betwee…

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

January 27, 2012

Israel
Turkey and Hamas

Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran? One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…