Turkey’s Unrealized Dream: Petroleum

Turkey’s Unrealized Dream: Petroleum

Turkey’s Unrealized Dream: Petroleum Turkey is an energy poor country. It could produce only the %12 of the 20 million ton crude oil it consumed...

Turkey’s Debt-Ridden Growth

Turkey’s Debt-Ridden Growth

Turkey’s Debt-Ridden Growth Over the last decade, as the “great moderation” found its passage onto the path of “great recession” it would not be a...

Two Tales in Post-Crisis Adjustment: Argentina and Turkey

Two Tales in Post-Crisis Adjustment: Argentina and Turkey

Two Tales in Post-Crisis Adjustment: Argentina and Turkey Introduction Two Latin American style economies, Argentina and Turkey, shared a common history until very recently.  This...

Dilemmas and Trilemmas of Turkish Policies in the QE Era

Dilemmas and Trilemmas of Turkish Policies in the QE Era

Introduction Following every round of quantitative easing (QE) by the US Federal reserve, the Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega, has warned of trade and currency...

Are Derivatives the Source Of 2008 Global Crisis?

Are Derivatives the Source Of 2008 Global Crisis?

Abstract Derivative instruments, which originated for hedging purposes at the beginning, have gained further popularity with the usage of them as financial leverage. Rather than...

Question Marks in Urban Transformation

Question Marks in Urban Transformation

Question Marks in Urban Transformation Indicative Abstract The full text of this article has been published in Turkish Introduction The problem of poor construction is...

Spatial Transformations in Istanbul

Spatial Transformations in Istanbul

In the spring of 2011 Turkish Prime-Minister Erdoğan organised a press conference and announced with – even to his standards – exceptional bombast his personal...

Recurrent Disappointment: Wage Inequality in Turkey

Recurrent Disappointment: Wage Inequality in Turkey

For many, the New Year bears hopeful prospects, but not for the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DISK) in Turkey. Assuming the government would follow...

‘Nobody, Not Even the Rain, has Such Small Hands*’: The Turkish Struggle with the Marketization of Water or ‘How can you Procure Life’?

‘Nobody, Not Even the Rain, has Such Small Hands*’: The Turkish Struggle with the Marketization of Water or ‘How can you Procure Life’?

The Spanish director Iciar Bollain strikes the audience succinctly at heart and conscience with her excellent 2010 film ‘Even the Rain’, which tells the stories...