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Turkey Letter: October 16, 2017

 

Foreign Policy

 

  • Turkey says it is closing its airspace to flights to and from Iraqi Kurdish region
  • Turkish army expands deployment in Syria
  • Turkey says it is ready to cooperate with Iraq on ‘PKK presence in Kirkuk’
  • Turkey determined to maintain EU accession process, government says
  • Syria demands Turkey immediately withdraw troops
  • Merkel says EU won’t decide on Turkey’s membership bid at upcoming summit
  • Turkey blames U.S.
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Washington Gündemi: 16 Ekim 2017

 

Dış Politika

 

  • ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı: “Gerilimin yumuşamasını umuyoruz”
  • Ankara ABD heyetini bekliyor
  • Erdoğan: ABD ortağını kendini bilmez büyükelçiye feda etti
  • Mattis: ‘Türkiye’yle askeri ilişkiler etkilenmedi’
  • Tillerson ve Çavuşoğlu telefonda görüştü
  • NATO’dan Türkiye’ye ve ABD’ye çağrı
  • Trump: ‘İran’la nükleer anlaşmayı tasdik etmeyeceğiz’
  • Trump Kuzey Kore seçeneklerini gözden geçiriyor

 

Ekonomi ve Enerji

 

  • Dolar/TL haftaya yükselişle başladı
  • Küresel piyasalar: Dolar değer kazandı, hisseler ve emtia tırmandı
  • New York Fed İmalat Endeksi 3 yılın zirvesinde
  • Amerikan halkı Trump’ın bakanlığını beğenmiyor ama ekonomiden memnun
  • ABD hisseleri Yellen sonrası yükseldi
  • ABD’de petrol sondaj kulesi sayısında düşüş

 

İç Politika

 

  • Kalifornia’daki yangınları söndürme konusunda ilerleme sağlandı
  • Washington’da bireysel silahlanma tartışması alevleniyor
  • Trump göç politikasının ayrıntılarını Kongre’ye gönderdi
  • Kelly: Bugün kovulduğumu düşünmüyorum’

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Turkey Letter: October 2, 2017

 

Foreign Policy:

 

  • Turkey no longer needs EU membership but won’t quit talks- Erdogan
  • Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu to train Somali soldiers
  • Russia’s Putin visits Turkey as ties between nations deepen
  • Turkey rebuffs Trump, won’t send jailed pastor back
  • Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdistan will “pay price” for vote
  • Turkish measures against northern Iraq won’t target civilians, PM says
  • Ankara says it does not want Barzani’s representative back in Turkey
  • Russia gets ‘advance payment’ from Turkey on S-400
  • Prime Minister congratulates German Chancellor Merkel over election victory

 

Economy and Energy:

 

  • Turkey’s foreign trade deficit rises 85.2 pct in September: Ministry
  • Turkey’s gross external debt stock climbs over half of GDP for first time since 2003
  • Turkish manufacturing growth stays strong in September: Index
  • Turkey’s Oyak Group looking for opportunity to return to banking
  • Turkey tourism recovery no lira panacea as European tourists stay clear
  • Construction costs hit long-time high in Turkey amid housing boom
  • Turkey to discuss motor vehicle tax hike at Monday’s cabinet meeting- Deputy PM
  • Turkish bank minister says tax hikes won’t boost economy
  • Delay in business chamber elections in Turkey stirs debate
  • Three new artificial lake projects to take off in Turkey’s north
  • Antalya sees record high arrivals from Russia

 

Domestic Politics:

 

  • Turkey: warrants issued 117 officers over failed coup
  • Turkey holds security summit amid Iraq Kurdish tension
  • Gov’t harmonizes six more laws in preparation for presidential system
  • Turkish court releases prominent journalist Kadri Gursel from jail

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Washington Gündemi: 2 Ekim 2017

 

Dış Politika

 

  • Tillerson: “Kuzey Kore’yle iletişim kanalları açtık”
  • Tillerson: “ABD Kürt referandumu tanımıyor”
  • ABD’den papaz yanıtı
  • ABD’li sözcüden Erdoğan’a: “Bu yoldan gidebileceğimizi hayal edemiyorum”
  • Amerika’dan Küba’ya karşı yeni önlemler
  • ABD’den ‘Myanmar’a silah satışı askıya alınsın’ çağrısı
  • ABD Libya’da DAEŞ’i vurdu

 

Ekonomi ve Enerji

 

  • Fed/Kashkari: Enflasyon hedefe ulaşana kadar faiz artmamalı
  • ABD’de imalat PMI Eylül’de 53.1 oldu
  • Dolar/TL yükselişte
  • ABD hisseleri ilk işlem gününe yükselişle başladı

 

İç Politika

 

  • Las Vegas saldırısında ölü sayısı 50’yi geçti
  • ABD’liler çocuk kaçak göçmenlerin sınırdışı edilmesine karşı
  • Trump kabinesinde ilk fire
  • ABD Senato’sundan yeni Rusya büyükelçisine oybirliğiyle onay
  • ABD mülteci kabülünü büyük oranda azaltıyor

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Turkey Letter: September 25, 2017

Foreign Policy

  • Trump praises Turkey’s Erdogan as a friend
  • On the eve of Kurdish independence vote, a warning from Turkey
  • Exclusive: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria’s Idlib- Erdogan
  • Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to cut off oil flow from Iraq’s Kurdish area over referendum
  • Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum
  • The latest: Putin to visit Ankara, discuss Iraqi Kurds’ vote
  • Germany limits export guarantees to Turkey trade amid rift
  • Ankara will intervene militarily if Turkmens are targeted in Iraq: Turkish FM
  • Erdogan, Putin speak on phone, stress ‘territorial integrity of Iraq, Syria’
  • Turkey will take two steps if Germany takes one to normalize relations- Foreign Minister

Economy and Energy

  • Top bosses urge continuation of trade deal update talks with EU
  • Pessimism starts paying off for Turkey stock bears
  • New chair appointed to Turkey’s foreign economic relations board
  • Kurdish independence vote could affect oil—Energy Journal
  • Turkey’s enemy of interest rates target banks to boost growth
  • Norway’s Statkraft sells unfinished hydropower plant to Turkey’s Limak
  • Turkey targets economic growth of 5.5 percent under medium-term plan – PM

Domestic Politics

  • Gov’t harmonizes six more laws in preparation for presidential system
  • Investigation opened against former CHP deputy over charges of ‘praising’ Gulen network
  • Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas resigns from post
  • Istanbul municipal council to elect new mayor on Sept 28 after Topbas’s resignation
  • Overhaul of university exams out of question for now: Turkey’s higher education board head

 

Foreign Policy

 

Trump praises Turkey’s Erdogan as a friend

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