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TEPAV Bulletin of Companies with Syrian Capital April 2019

12/06/2019 -     In April 2019, the number of companies established with Syrian partner(s) decreased by 45 percent and the capital invested by the Syrian partner(s) decreased by 35 percent compared to the same period of the previous year In April 2019, 72 companies with Syrian partner(s) were established and the amount of the Syrian capital was 13 million TL. This represented a decrease by 45 percent in the number of companies established with Syrian partner(s) and 34.6 percent decrease in the invested Syrian capital compared to April 2018. Compared to March 2019, [More]

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Logbook of The Turkish Economy: Fourth Log | Turkish TARP, But How?

Burak DALGIN, Güven SAK   23/05/2019 -   In our previous note, we made the case for a Turkish Troubled Assets Restructuring Program (TARP) to restore flow of credit (and hence growth) and established key principles for such a program. In this paper, we propose a multi stakeholder governance model and specific structures for various types of troubled assets. We would like to stress the exponentially increasing cost of delay in taking action for Turkish banking sector, corporates and broader economy. Key principles Turkey is used to V-shaped recoveries with quick return to significant growt [More]

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Time to Enhance The Customs Union

Evaluation Note/ N. Murat Ersavcı 12/05/2019 -     Everyone seems to agree that the time has come to expand the Customs Union between Turkey and the European Union. A quarter of a century has gone by since it was launched at the start of 1996. At the time it was considered a step towards the full political and economic integration of Turkey into the EU. That is why it was modelled on the ‘Zollverein’, a 19th century customs union between German states. Turkey had – and still has – no objection to that. It has also been promised full EU membership, which in either case would supersede the customs union [More]

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TEPAV report “Syrians in Istanbul and Post-War Syrian Ghettos” just released

  28/04/2019 -   Ankara – Findings of the project on “Syrians in Istanbul and Post-War Syrian Ghettos” was discussed on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).  Migration is an urban issue almost everywhere including Turkey. The  major objective of the project, carried out by TEPAV and funded by Heinrich Böll Foundation - Turkey Representative, is to discuss how Syrian migrants are living in Turkey by navigating the post-war ghettos in Fatih, Sultanbeyli, and Sultangazi districts of Istanbul where there is a dense Syrian pop [More]

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2019 TEPAV Summer School

The deadline for applications is 24 May, 2019 08/04/2019 -   As TEPAV, we are accepting applications for our 2019 Summer School Program. We offer successful undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the recently graduated a chance to gain experience and improve themselves in the fields TEPAV is actively engaged in. 2019 TEPAV Summer School comprises of 3 terms 1. Term: June 24 – July 22, 2019 (20 business days) 2. Term: July 22 – August 9, 2019 (15 business days) 3. Term: August 19 – September 16, 2019 (20 business days) Within the scope of TEPAV Summer School, the participants will be expected [More]

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Logbook of The Turkish Economy – Second Log Reensuring Flow of Credit To Return To Growth:  The Case For A Turkish Troubled Assets Restructuring Program / Burak DALGIN, Güven SAK
haber resmi 05/04/2019     Over the past decades, Turkish economic growth was fueled by availability of credit. A potential credit starvation poses a significant risk for the private sector, which has been the main beneficiary of the last decade. In order to avoid a [More]
Trade Wars: Strong-Arm Tactics By The Trump Administration Bozkurt Aran, Director of TEPAV Center for Multilateral Trade Studies
haber resmi 25/03/2019   The threatening winds of change have forced the global architecture of the last seven decades to create new ground rules necessary to regulate new issues of services, e-commerce, and cross-border data flows. A huge task by itself nowadays, the p [More]
A Peaceful Transition of Power & Public’s Expectations in Armenia Evaluation Note / Diana Yayloyan
haber resmi 20/02/2019     Looking back at 2018, a wave of powerful political developments opened a new page in Armenia’s civil rights movement. Eventually culminating in a change of government, this transition of power in Armenia became known as the “Velvet Revolution [More]
Economic reform of China, a remarkable story: Turkish economist    
haber resmi 13/12/2018   ANKARA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -The economic reform of China is a remarkable story to follow amid trade tensions plaguing the international commerce, said Guven Sak, managing director of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). " [More]
Kyprianou and Candan met at TEPAV  
haber resmi 25/11/2018   ANKARA - The meeting titled “Geopolitical Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus” was held with the participation of Secretary General of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) Mr. Andros Kyprianou and, Foreign Relations Se [More]

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