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    Is Turkey growing faster in 2017?
    Güven Sak, PhD 25 June 2017
    “People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made.” So said Otto von Bismarck, the great German statesman of the 19th century, according to legend. [More]
    Qatari investments in Turkey: An urban legend
    Güven Sak, PhD 18 June 2017
    The sudden embargo on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates perplexed us all this month. It was a half-baked regional response to the half-baked American ideas presented during President Donald Trump’s recent visit. The tiny Qatar is probably going to resist a bit to preserve its dignity, but will eventually have to bow to the powers that be. The Turkish response to the crisis has been more clear-cut. Ankara stands by Qatar, its seemingly closest friend in the region; that much is clear. The motivations for that stance are more interesting. Why is Turkey so vocal on this point? [More]
    Armenia-Turkey Investor Day to support a Self-Sustaining Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
    Cansu Saraç 07 June 2017
    “Entrepreneurship and ideas can succeed where diplomacy and politics fail.” That was the conclusion following the first visit of the Turkish Entrepreneurship Delegation to Armenia in November 6-9, 2014. Since then, TEPAV and PJC collaboratively organized six exchanges between the two countries which prove that it really is possible to work together, learn from each other and strengthen the ties between these two countries via innovation and entrepreneurship. [More]
    Trump's Paris decision is bad for technological development
    Güven Sak, PhD 04 June 2017
    No wonder Elon Musk left his advisory role in the Trump White House. Trump’s Paris decision is not only bad for life on this planet, but also for the pace of technological change. In spite of the Bannon Royal Family and Republican factions in the Trump White House, none of them seem to be concerned with the economy or technological development. That is bad for us all. [More]