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Turkey Letter: December 11, 2017

 

Foreign Policy:

 

  • Erdogan, on a landmark visit to Greece, sets diplomacy aside
  • Greece, Turkey agree to launch confidence building measures
  • Turkey congratulates Iraq on victory over ISIL
  • Erdogan: New York trial US conspiracy against Turkey
  • Turkey demands extradition of coup plotters from Greece
  • Turkey could break ties with Israel over Jerusalem- Erdogan
  • Turkey, EU ‘look to build better ties’
  • Erdogan says Turkey will destroy those in Syria linked to Kurdish militants
  • Israel is a terror state and Arab leaders must act: Erdogan

 

Economy and Energy:

 

  • Top business group TUSIAD: Turkey should be normalized
  • Turkish economic growth jumps to 11.1 pct, hitting highest quarterly growth since 2011
  • Turkey’s 11% economic growth fuels expectation of rate hike
  • Turkey’s economy has outgrown stimulus program
  • Turkey’s current account gap widens in October
  • Number of Turkish Airlines passengers rises 8.3 pct
  • Turk Telekom to take hard line on spending, CEO says

 

Domestic Politics:

 

  • Jailed pro-Kurdish party leader’s trial opens in Turkey
  • Turkey investigates report that folk dancers sought asylum
  • Iyi Party leader Aksener confident about beating election threshold
  • Turkey to ban carcinogenic, allergenic materials in products, impose limits on certain chemicals
  • CHP head files criminal complaint against Interior Minister over insults
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Washington Gündemi: 11 Aralık 2017

 

Diş Politika:

 

  • Trump Kudüs’ü İsrail’in başkenti olarak tanıdı
  • ABD/Tillerson: Tel Aviv büyükelçiliğinin Kudüs’e taşınması birkaç yıl sürebilir
  • Tillerson Brüksel’de Avrupa’ya destek mesajı verdi
  • ABD bütün dünyaya seyahat uyarısı

 

Ekonomi ve Enerji:

 

  • ABD borsaları Fed toplantısı öncesi artışla açıldı
  • Dolarda gözler ‘büyüme’ verisinde
  • Petrol ABD’de üretimin artacağı beklentisi ile çıkışını durdurdu
  • ABD’de tarım dışı istihdam Kasım’da 228.000 oldu
  • ABD’de sondaj kulesi sayısı arttı

 

İç Politika:

 

  • New York’ta patlama
  • Alabama seçimi öncesi Trump’tan Moore’a son dakika desteği
  • California’daki yangınlar nedeniyle yeni tahliyeler
  • Eski CIA Direktör yardımcısı Cohen Halkbank sorularını yanıtladı
  • ABD seyahat yasağını tam olarak uygulamaya başladı
  • “Trump’ı cinsel tacizle suçlayan kadınlar dinlenmeli”
  • ABD’de hükümetinin kapanamaması için geçici anlaşma
  • Tillerson görevden alınacağı iddialarını yalanladı 
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TÜSİAD President at High Advisory Council calls for reforms

 

The President of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Erol Bilecik delivered opening remarks at the High Advisory Council meeting, which convened this morning in Ankara. The High Advisory Council is a biannual deliberative conference where the business world takes stock of domestic and global political and economic developments, and offers suggestions to policy makers from a business perspective. Read more

Washington Gündemi: 28 Kasım 2017

Dış Politika:

  • Rıza Sarraf Suçlamaları Kabul Etti Tanık Olarak Dinlenecek
  • Washington’un YPG Konusunda Belirsizliği Ankara’yı Kızdırıyor
  • Filistin Kurtuluş Örgütü Washington Temsilciliği Kapanmıyor
  • Pasifik Okyanusu’na Düşen ABD Uçağının Mürettebatı Aranıyor

Ekonomi ve Enerji:

  • Fed/Powell: Aralık’ta faiz artırımı için gerekçeler bir araya geliyor
  • ABD’de 20 kentte konut fiyatlarında 3 yılın en büyük artışı
  • ABD’de ‘Kara Cuma’dan Yeni Yıla Kadar Rekor Satış Beklentisi

İç Politika:

  • Washington Post: Tuzağa düşürülecektik
  • Trump’ın Ataması Mahkemelik Oldu
  • ABD Kongresi’nin en kıdemli üyesi Conyers’e cinsel taciz suçlaması
  • Trump’tan Demokrat Senatör Adaya ‘Kukla’ Benzetmesi
  • ABD Şükran Günü’nü Kutluyor
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Turkey Letter: 28 November 2017

Foreign Policy:

  • Gold Trader Reza Zarrab Is Aiding U.S. Iran Sanctions Probe
  • Turkey-EU hold counter-terrorism meeting
  • Presidential spokesperson says Turkish National Security Council will discuss Pentagon statement on cooperation with YPG
  • Turkish PM Yıldırım, UK PM May discuss anti-terror fight, Middle East
  • Trump tells Turkey’s leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds
  • Russia, Turkey and Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future
  • Ex-UK soldier in Turkey released from jail pending trial

Economy and Energy:

  • A Manhattan Trial Wreaks Havoc on Turkish Markets
  • OECD nearly doubles 2017 growth forecast for Turkey to over 6 pct
  • Turkey’s economic confidence index falls below 100 in November
  • Turkey to Be Removed From Draft EU Tax Havens Blacklist
  • This Is How Far Turkey Will Go to Boost Lira Without a Hike

Domestic Politics:

  • Erdoğan says CHP has become Turkey’s ‘main treason party’
  • Main opposition CHP head says Erdoğan’s relatives sent millions of dollars to foreign company
  • Tense women’s march in Turkey ends peacefully

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