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Are the Recent European Council Decisions on Türkiye Hypocritical?

Evaluation Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp 22/04/2024 -   On the 17th of April 2024, the European Council convened.  Some circles in Turkey expected that the ‘Joint Communication of the High Representative and Commission on the state of play of EU-Türkiye political, economic and trade relations’ that was published at the end of November would be finally addressed and some concrete steps would be put across by the heads of states and governments.  Unfortunately, this turned out not to be the case. The leaders tasked the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) “to advance work on the recommendations of the Joint Communication in line with previous European Council conclusions and in a phased, proportionate and reversible manner, subject to additional guidance from the European Counci [More]

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The report titled "Listening to Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan: Their Struggle and Resilience" was published on April 16. 22/04/2024 -   TEPAV has been collaborating with UNDP on projects in Afghanistan addressing developments and issues in the Afghan financial sector, private sector development, and women’s entrepreneurship since August 15, 2021. Among these initiatives, the report titled "Listening to Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan: Their Struggle and Resilience" from the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Türkiye (TEPAV), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development, in collaboration with REACH, was published on April 16.   The link to the report can be accessed here. [More]

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Being a woman in Saudi Arabia: What was and what is?

Evaluation Note/ Hilmi Demir 12/03/2024 -   If Saudi Arabian model Rumi Al-Kahtani had not competed in the Miss Global Asia Beauty Contest in Malaysia, Turkish public opinion would likely be less focused on Saudi Arabia. As a society that enjoys tabloids and scandal, our attention was immediately drawn to Saudi Arabia. So much so that we almost attempted to introduce secularism and democracy into Saudi Arabia. Yes, we must admit that Saudi Arabia has been undergoing major reforms for quite some time. In our last post, we addressed the socioeconomic reasons behind this, as well as the rise of nationalist speech in Saudi Arabia. In this essay, I will explore the women's issue and how things have changed for women in Saudi Arabia. Because there is a significant shift that cannot [More]

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Post-election Turkey returns to economic orthodoxy

Evaluation Note / Güven Sak 19/02/2024 -     President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is eyeing economic revival by turning the country back toward conventional policies and partnership with the West. In a nutshell Reelected President Erdogan seeks to lower inflation, restore investor trust He will likely realign closer to the West in both economic and foreign policies It is unclear what he hopes to achieve with a new Turkish constitution Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reelected in May 2023 to a third five-year term, has decided to adopt more conventional economic policies to reduce inflation and right the suffering economy in the Middle Eastern nation of 85 million people. He has the political capital to sustain the shakeup. Not only did Mr. Erdogan win with 52 percen [More]

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Understanding the ISIS Attack on Türkiye

Evaluation Note / Hilmi Demir 06/02/2024 -     On January 28, 2024, masked attackers killed one person at the Santa Maria Church in Sarıyer, Istanbul. The masked assailants claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of ISIS through the Amaq News Agency, the official propaganda outlet of the group. According to Amaq, ISIS has now launched its first strike on Turkish territory since 2017. Below is my translation of the Türkiye Wilaya statement: "In Istanbul, Türkiye, the Khalifa soldiers carried out an attack on a church, resulting in the killing of a Christian and the injury of another. Wilaya of Türkiye, Sunday, 16 Rajab 445 AH. By the grace of Almighty Allah, a covert detachment of the Caliphate soldiers was present in the city of Istanbul. They launched an armed att [More]

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As we leave behind the first year of the earthquake... Evaluation Note / Burcu Aydın Özüdoğru
haber resmi 06/02/2024

    Today is February 6, 2024. One year ago, two earthquakes of Mw 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in Pazarcık and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmaraş, caused great loss of life and destruction in 11 provinces. Weeks of search and rescue efforts were mobili [More]

TEPAV: Macroeconomic stabilization should consider social welfare In the second edition of the Turkish Economic Outlook prepared by TEPAV, it is stated that the cost of the disinflation process will be on social welfare should it not be accompanied by any policy measures.
haber resmi 26/01/2024

    TEPAV released its second series on the Turkish Economic Outlook, based on the policies recently implemented or announced by the Turkish authorities, and global developments and expectations. The Outlook is prepared by Dr. Burcu Aydın Özü [More]
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Pluralism Confronts Radicalization in Türkiye: TEPAV Surveys on Religion and Radical Attitudes in a Muslim Majority Country The project report from the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Türkiye (TEPAV), titled "Pluralism Confronts Radicalization in Türkiye: TEPAV Surveys on Religion and Radical Attitudes in a Muslim Majority Country" was published in January 2024.
haber resmi 17/01/2024

      The report focuses on two large-scale surveys conducted in 2016 and 2020, with representative samples of 6,989 and 7,280 individuals, respectively. These surveys included qualitative questions designed to comprehend religious identity and [More]

What is happening in prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia? Evaluation Note / Hilmi Demir
haber resmi 11/01/2024

    What does the last-minute cancellation of the Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray Super Cup Final scheduled to be played in Riyadh mean for Saudi Arabia? What kind of economic, political, social and religious changes is the country going through? How does [More]

Eastern Mediterranean Climate Policy Forum In his article "The Decarbonisation Agenda in Türkiye, the European Union and the Eastern Mediterranean" published in Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Güven Sak, Founding Director of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), pointed out the potential for accelerating the decarbonisation efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean.
haber resmi 10/01/2024

    A recent article by Sak emphasizes the critical role of Türkiye's Customs Union (CU) modernization in establishing Ankara's pivotal contribution to a more sustainable Eastern Mediterranean. The report underscores the need for intensified [More]
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