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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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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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Foreign Policy:

 

  • Turkey: Turkish-Iranian trader’s trial is ‘conspiracy’
  • Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneys
  • NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe
  • Turkey’s Erdogan rebuffs apology over ‘enemy poster’
  • Senior official in U.S.-backed Syria forces defects to Turkey rebels

 

Economy and Energy:

 

  • Turkish bonds tumble as Central Bank fails to shore up lira
  • Erdogan ends rates truce, decrying Central Bank’s ‘wrong path’
  • Turkey to use ‘behavioral economics’ in policymaking
  • Turkish credit profile balances resilient growth, manageable government debt: Moody’s
  • Turkey-made invisible fabric to sell to NATO countries

 

Domestic Politics:

 

  • Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria’s Afrin of YPG militia
  • Turkey, not just me, being targeted: Erdogan
  • Turkey bans all LBGTI events in Ankara, citing ‘security’
  • Turkey’s Erdogan says wants Akkuyu nuclear plant foundations laid by end-November: Papers
  • Turkey detains 136 for suspected ties to coup plotters: Agency
  • Turkish police file $8.1 million lawsuit against FETO members over coup attempt bombings
  • Ismail Kahraman re-elected as Turkish parliament speaker

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