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Turkey's Distressing Dance with Capital Flows

Report / Fatih Özatay, PhD 26/11/2014 - "In the aftermath of the 2001 crisis Turkey took important steps towards achieving macroeconomic and financial stability. Together with favorable international financial conditions, this helped to achieve a rather high per-capita GDP growth. The high growth period failed to be sustainable, however. From 2008 to 2013, Turkey had a rather volatile and low growth. This paper aims at analyzing the underlying reasons of high volatility of growth and discussing short-term economic policy alternatives to mitigate such undesired fluctuations..." [More]

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International Crisis Group’s Report on the Peace Process Presented

The report makes recommendations for a solution in the peace process. 19/11/2014 - ANKARA – The latest Turkey report of the International Crisis Group was presented with a meeting at TEPAV by the Group’s Turkey/Cyprus Program Director Hugh Pope. The report titled “Turkey and the Kurds: Saving the Peace Process” investigates the current progress concerning the peace process and makes recommendations for a solution. The report states that the process was burgeoned by strong leaders on the both sides and that the PKK has changed, being reflected also onto the image of Kurds in western Turkey. On the other hand, the report stresses that play [More]

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TEPAV/Durmuş Yılmaz: “E-Commerce Transforms Traditional Trade”

Yılmaz, member of the TEPAV Board of Directors, spoke at the meeting on e-export held in Ankara in collaboration with PayPal. 12/11/2014 - ANKARA – Durmuş Yılmaz, member of the TEPAV Board of Directors, stressed that online commerce transformed traditional commerce and said, “This is because e-export removes the obstacles that hinder traditional export performance.” The findings of a TEPAV report titled “E-Export in Turkey: Problems and Opportunities” were disseminated with a meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Delivering an opening speech, Durmuş Yılmaz, member of the TEPAV Board of Directors, emphasized that exports will be one of the main components of Turkey’s economic grow [More]

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Turkish and Armenian Entrepreneurs Convened in Gyumri

The first stage of the Exchange of Entrepreneurs Project in the scope of the programme ‘‘Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process’’ was held in Armenia 11/11/2014 - ANKARA- The first stage of the Exchange of Entrepreneurs project jointly organized by TEPAV and Public Journalism Club (Armenia) was held in Yerevan and Gyumri on 6-9 November. The project brought together Turkish and Armenian entrepreneurs in Gyumri. The event carried out in the scope of the EU-financed programme ‘‘Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process’’ hosted a Turkish entrepreneurship delegation of 12 entrepreneurs, 12 investors and a Silicon Valley-based investor. The events were attended also by more than 30 startup entrepreneurs from [More]

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Retail Confidence Slumps at the Start of the Last Quarter

TEPE which had moved up in July and August had a value of -15 in October 04/11/2014 - In October 2014, TEPE declined month-on-month by 2.4 points and year-on-year by 14.3 points. Sales expectations weakened in both terms while anticipation for business recovery improved month-on-month. All sub-sectors of the retail industry worsened year-on-year. Retail confidence in the EU is also in decline for five consecutive months. Alike the trend in overall Turkey, Konya’s retail confidence index declined both year-on-year and month-on-month. TEPE which had moved up in July and August had a value of -15 in October, declining month-on-month by 2.4 poi [More]

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“Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” Programme Presented at TEPAV Activities carried out in the context of the programme since its launch in January 2014 were shared with the participants.
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ANKARA – The European Union-funded programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” aimed at supporting civil society efforts towards normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia was presented with a meeting held at TEPAV on [More]
Projects, Turkey - Armenia Relations,

Turkey-EU Relations in the Light of the 2014 Progress Report: Same Old Song With A Different Meaning Evaluation Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp
haber resmi 21/10/2014

"The 2014 Progress Report of the European Commission for Turkey was published in an atmosphere of a new Turkish opening to the European Union (EU). It is worth to have a look at whether there is a sound basis for hope for  a promising new era  in i [More]
EU - Turkey Relations, EU Accession, European Union, Progress Report, Democracy, Human Rights,

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