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Political Risk Advisory Briefing: Turkey – March 2019

The latest Political Risk Advisory Briefing from KCS Group Europe focuses on Turkey. The political and economic situation in Turkey is in a poor state of affairs. The first decade of this millennium witnessed a huge leap forward for the country, embodied by the construction boom and the creation of an urban middle-class. However, the …

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Turkey and the twelve trees

The biggest anti-government demonstration in recent Turkish history took place in 2013, sparked by the government’s plan to turn Gezi Park, Istanbul, into a shopping mall. In the ensuing melee, eight died and thousands were injured. In response, President Erdogan declaimed: “For what? Twelve trees!” Leaving aside the glib nature of this comment and the …

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