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Erşat Salihi Warns: The Referendum will Inevitably Lead to Civil War

19/09/2017 - The leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front and MP from Kirkuk, Erşat Salihi spoke at the meeting entitled “The Future of Iraq and Turkmen towards the Referendum”, held on September 15th at TEPAV. TEPAV’s Regional Studies Political Analyst Hüseyin Raşit Yılmaz moderated the event. Mr. Salihi commented on the referendum planned by the Parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Northern Iraq on September 25th. Salihi warned that the referendum on the KRG's independence could lead both to a civil war, and a wider regional conflict. “We urge the Kurds [More]

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Retail Confidence Index Continued Its Horizontal Course For The Last 11 Months

92th issue of TEPAV Retail Confidence Index has been published.   07/09/2017 -   TEPE was -18.7 points in August 2017. The Index saw an increase by 0.5 point compared to the previous month and a decrease by 10.1 points compared to the same month last year. The yearly decrease in TEPE is attributed to the y-o-y decrease in the level of business activities in the last 3 months as well as the sales expectations for the coming 3 months. “Electrical appliances, radio and televisions” sector, which recorded the highest y-o-y decline in July, was the only sector that saw an increase in retail confidence in August. Furthermore, when compared [More]

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Employment Increased by 70 Thousand in a Month, 409 Thousand in a Year

63rd Issue of TEPAV’s Employment Monitoring Bulletin is Published 18/08/2017 - Using the Social Security Institution (SSI) data for May 2017, the 63rd issue of TEPAV’s Employment Monitoring Bulletin indicates that the number of employees in formal employment increased by 3 percent in May 2017 compared to May 2016 and to 14 million 106 thousand. Seasonally adjusted values show that the number of employees in formal employment increased by 70 thousand compared to April 2017. In May 2017, the number of tradesman and farmers increased by 3,3 percent compared to May 2016 and became 2 million 772 thousand.  Considering the seasonally adjus [More]

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Retail Confidence Decreases Due To Negative Expectations

91th issue of TEPAV Retail Confidence Index has been published. 02/08/2017 - TEPE, which decreased to the level of -16.8 points in the first half of 2017, was -19.5 points in July 2017. Index that decreased by 3.8 point compared to the previous month and 7.9 points compared to the same month last year. The yearly decrease in TEPE is attributed to the y-o-y decrease in the level of business activity in the last 3 months and sales expectations for the coming 3 months. “Other (gas station, pharmacy, perfumery, hardware, glassware, stationary etc.)” sector scored the highest y-o-y increase in retail confidence in July. Furthermore, when [More]

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SSI Started to Publish Registered Employment Data In a Revised Format

The 62nd edition of the TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin prepared with new data series of Social Security Institution is published. 24/07/2017 - On 20 July 2017, the Social Security Institution (SSI) announced its new and improved monthly statistics. The new dataset is used in the 62nd edition of TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin that evaluates the data for April 2017. Different than the old series, the newly announced dataset does not include interns and trainees in the in the scope of 4/a, and optionally insured and the laborers insured for other reasons are not included in the scope of 4/c. The comparison of the new and the old series for 4/a employees announced by SSI is shown in Figure 1. T [More]

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Armenia -Turkey Investors Meetup  
haber resmi 12/07/2017   As a follow-up activity to the Armenia-Turkey Investor Day held in Yerevan in May 2017, TEPAV and PJC (Public Journalism Club) will organize a series of networking meetings between a group of venture capitals, startup incubator representatives, [More]
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The G20 Hamburg Summit draws to an end
haber resmi 09/07/2017 The G20 leaders’ summit that brings together the world's 19 largest developed and emerging economies plus the European Union took place in Hamburg on July 7-8. The leaders’ communiqué that came out of the G20 Hamburg Summit this year includes both [More]
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Setting the Stage for Germany: Turkey and China made G20 more relevant for the developing countries
haber resmi 07/07/2017 I see mostly continuity in the agenda of G20 when I look from the Antalya communique in December 2015 to the Hangzhou communique in September 2016. Turkey has started a process to make the G20 more relevant for developing countries and China ha [More]

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