In this report

Investors are pausing to assess Turkey’s political situation: the war in Syria, increased tensions with Russia and President Erdogan’s promise of domestic stability

Regional turmoil tests appetites of investors

After months of political strife, could patience be rewarded?

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu delivers a speech during a meeting for the announcement of the 64th government 2016 Action Plan, at the ATO Congresium in Ankara, on December 10, 2015

Will Erdogan’s new government deliver change?

A cabinet reshuffle that led to claims of nepotism has clouded encouraging signs of reform

Syrian migrants set up shop

Denied full access to the job market, refugees power a growing informal economy

Row with Russia forces hunt for energy partners

Ankara turns to northern Iraq and Azerbaijan to secure supplies of natural gas

Cansen Basaran-Symes, president of Turkish Industry and Business Association
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Interview: Cansen Basaran-Symes of Tusiad

Ankara must seize an opportunity for change, says president of Turkey’s largest business association

Moscow’s flight ban hits tourism industry

The Kremlin has prohibited the sale of package holidays and grounded charter flights to Turkey

Business looks to the ‘beacon’ of EU membership

Russian wrangles and a refugee crisis have given Europe and Ankara reasons for renewed co-operation

Cem Celebiler, TurkNet chief

Start-ups take root in a digital outpost

TurkNet’s success has been helped by deregulation


Checks on power hold key to growth

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s triumphs at home have sometimes tarnished the country’s reputation abroad

Comment: Foreign capital could be the answer to debt woes

David Edgerly on Turkey’s increasing struggle to attract enough direct investment to finance its liabilities

‘Quick, aggressive’ reform to boost growth

Low domestic savings, unemployment and the gender pay gap are holding the country back

Politics: upheaval looms as president attempts to centralise rule

Erdogan no longer regarded as a champion of democracy

Islamic bank under pressure

A government-ordered audit of Bank Asya appears to many to have been politically motivated

Signs of trouble in developers’ paradise

Construction boom appears to be over

Workers pay a deadly price for cheap coal

Privatisation model stands accused of encouraging sacrifice of safety for profit

Foreign funds still arrive despite turbulence

Banking sector appeals though profitability has fallen

Case study: how Tiryaki turned lentils into billions

One of the country’s top exporters of agricultural products


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