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The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, which is in charge of the Turkey program, aims to promote and strengthen transatlantic engagement with the region by providing a high-level forum and pursuing programming to address the most important issues on energy, economics, security, and migration.

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Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Global value chain disruptions: Challenges and opportunities

As one of its immediate impacts, the pandemic disrupted global supply chains and suppressed economic activities across the world, rekindling discussions about deglobalization. While these discussions do have some merits, declaring the end of globalization would be too naïve—there are still opportunities in competitive countries, like Turkey, for maintaining the globalized economy.

TURKEYSource by Necmettin Kaymaz

Economy & Business International Markets

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

A time to keep allies as allies

Despite the many challenges both sides face separately and together, the world cannot afford to allow this relationship to be ruptured beyond repair. Valuing an important friendship has always been important and treating them as such has never been more crucial than right at this moment. Let's hope both sides have gotten that message loud and clear.

TURKEYSource by Namık Tan

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Lifting the UN arms embargo on Iran: Insights into Turkey’s options

A particular issue of concern to Turkey is whether Moscow might choose to supply advanced weapons systems to Iran, which Tehran has long sought.

IranSource by Şaban Kardaş

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

How to maximize Syrian refugee economic inclusion in Turkey

Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike. The country has provided Syrians under Temporary Protection the right to access work permits and formal employment. But more can be done to help facilitate refugees' access to decent employment.

TURKEYSource by Bastien Revel

Inclusive Growth Migration

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The world order will need a post-COVID rethink, Turkish VP says

Oktay stressed that the world has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, and will provide opportunities and challenges that all world leaders should be careful not to ignore.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 29, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey

On May 14, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY organized a virtual event on the impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Coronavirus Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, May 27, 2020

Turkey seems to avoid COVID-19 nightmare

In Turkey, the world's steepest coronavirus infection curve is now declining precipitously. The country can offer lessons to others as it may have found a way to keep the economy partially—or even largely—open while taming COVID-19, though there is still a way to go.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Coronavirus Turkey

Mon, May 18, 2020

Coronavirus emergency measures should persuade Ukraine, Romania, and Turkey to legitimize energy reform, not reverse it

For years, Eastern European governments and Turkey have bought into a global trend, arguing that long-term strategies in the energy sector should revolve around market deregulation. In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the emergency measures implemented worldwide to contain it, the energy industry may now face an increase in interventionist policies such as price controls and consolidation of state-owned enterprises as governments push to mitigate the shockwaves of expected consumer impacts. Such measures would be detrimental to economies, and there are compelling arguments that suggest governments should remain committed to their initial market goals.

EnergySource by Dr. Aura Sabadus

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Mon, May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

TURKEYSource by Pınar Dost

Entrepreneurship Migration

Thu, May 7, 2020

How Turkey benefits from global LNG glut

While Turkey’s gas supply security is enhanced, the domestic market benefits from the increasing competition in the global gas market. With LNG, Turkey can further diversify its gas supply sources and the state-owned gas company, BOTAS, can decrease the weighted average cost of imported gas.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Oil and Gas Turkey