Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category

Turkey’s Economic Turmoil Sends Desperation and Inflation Soaring

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on Turkey’s economic crisis: The two-decade economic boom that lifted millions of Turks into the middle class is beginning to unravel, threatened by a currency crisis that has people lining up for subsidized bread, cutting back on meat and fleeing for a better life in Europe. The Turkish lira […]

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What Is Turkey Doing In Africa?

Via GZero, a look at Turkey’s increasing interest in Africa: If you had to guess which current world leader has made the most trips to Africa, who would you say? China’s Xi Jinping? Nope, hardly — he’s been there just four times. France’s Emmanuel Macron? Pas de tout. The answer may surprise you: it’s Turkish President […]

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Five Significant MENA Belt And Road Projects

Via Silk Road Briefing, a look at some significant MENA-based BRI projects: The MENA region – the Middle-East and North Africa – has also been targeted as part of Beijing’s Belt & Road Initiative, with greater interconnectivity and supply chains to much needed oil and gas reserves being put in place. The MENA region has vast […]

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BRI: What’s Holding Up The Trains From Pakistan To Turkey Via Iran?

Via the South China Morning Post, commentary on how – while Iran Pakistan, and Turkey have announced that the rail project will be revived this year – it must still overcome infrastructural hurdles before it can kick-start important rail routes under China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Recently, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan announced they would revive […]

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Turkey’s Plans To Become ‘A Logistical Superpower’

Via Window on Eurasia, a look at Turkey plans to become ‘a Logistical Superpower’: Adil Karaismailoglu, Turkey’s minister for transportation and infrastructure, says that Ankara “plans to extend a railroad toward Nakhchivan” something that will require major infrastructure investment within Turkey but could ultimately connect that country to Azerbaijan if railways are repaired and built in […]

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Gas War With Russia Drives Turkey In The Caucasus

Via Asia Times, a report on Ankara’s hints that EU allies seeking to diversify from Russian gas should see Karabakh hostilities as a wake-up call: Turkey’s support for the war for Nagorno-Karabakh, a strategic mountainous enclave overlooking two Turkish-backed pipelines, is being propelled by a gas competition with Russia. “Russia is neither an ally, nor an […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.