Donald Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may have murdered Khashoggi
November 12, 2018

US presidents remarks come as Turkish investigators finally get access to Saudi consulate

Donald Trump has speculated that rogue killers may have been responsible for the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish investigators finally gained access to the Saudi Continue reading

US treasury secretary wavers over Saudi trip after Khashoggi disappearance
October 22, 2018

Steve Mnuchin is second-guessing attending economic conference after claims that Saudi assassins killed journalist

US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday was second-guessing his stated intention to attend an economic conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Continue reading

Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge
September 10, 2018

Ankara officials will channel money into Turkeys financial markets and banks

Turkeys beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sectors shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (11.8bn).

A week after a Continue reading

Turkey buys time before day of IMF reckoning
September 9, 2018

Main elements of crisis remain unaddressed, with eventual bailout most probable outcome

Until reports came on Thursday night that the US was preparing to impose more sanctions, the Turkish government had had a decent few days. The currency crisis, Continue reading

Dollar Debt Will Be Elusive to Turkey as U.S. Sanctions Bite
August 21, 2018

The summer holiday in the bond market may be a long one for Turkey.

New dollar issuance, including government and corporate-sector bonds, has dried up, with no sales recorded since April, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And with corporate-bond Continue reading

Erdogan Election Triumph Takes Turkey Into Era of One-Man Rule
July 5, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, modern Turkey’s longest-serving ruler, won a mandate to govern with sweeping new powers after a double victory in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Erdogan had 53 percent of the presidential vote to 31 percent for his closest challenger, Continue reading