October, 2015 Economy

Central Asia Caucasus Analyst, Vladimer Papava
A new Russia-Kazakhstan regional project, named the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), was launched in 2015. Specifically, as of January 1, 2015, integrated economic processes among Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia are governed by the EAEU Treaty.

Asia, Economy, Europe, Politics

Seyfettin Gürsel 

In recent weeks the dominant popular debate on the Turkish economy was on the threat of an economic crisis.

Economy, Geopolitics, Turkey

Author Zülfikar Doğan
The election platforms of Turkey's political parties preparing for snap elections on Nov. 1 are overloaded with economic promises. The contest of who can provide the most enticing offers to the unemployed, the youth, retirees, workers, women, farmers and small enterprises raises the question of how it will all be financed. The Turkish economy runs on credits and debts, and millions of people cannot pay their debit and credit card debts.

Author Mehmet Cetingulec
Last year, the Russian government banned imports of meat, dairy items, and fruit and vegetables from European countries in response to the sanctions they had imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. At the time, it was also announced that the affected products would be supplied by Turkey, sparking optimism in Ankara and among Turkish exporters.


The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst

According to a recent survey by the U.S. National Democratic Institute, support for membership in the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has doubled in Georgia since 2014, to 31 percent.

İbrahim Türkmen
Our import expenditures are decreasing faster than the decline in export revenues, bringing down the trade deficit. This is apparently good tidings for the economy. But is it really? And what does this situation tell us about the possible course of the central bank on monetary policy?

Economy, Politics, Turkey