Turkey central bank comments on easing at odds with Erdogan’s

Turkey’s central bank chief told analysts in a call on Thursday that it would assess the impact of its current interest rate cuts in the first half of next year, an official tells Bloomberg. By Kerim KarakayaBloomberg Published On 2 Dec 20212 Dec 2021 Turkey’s central bank told analysts in a call that it would assess … Read more

Busting the Merkel Myth

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — In an age of us-versus-them politics, soon-to-be ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel might be the only prominent international leader the global demos can actually agree on. From Poland to Peru, clear majorities profess a favorable view of the East German physicist-turned-politician, whose 16-year tenure running Europe’s largest … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey’s interest rates will continue to fall

Cheaper cash will boost manufacturing, create jobs and slow inflation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a TV news interview. The lira extended losses after his remarks, falling as much as 8.1 percent against the US dollar. Turkey’s interest rates will continue to fall, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, making a case for an … Read more

Thousands take part in global protests against gender-based violence

Thousands took to the streets of Rome on Saturday in protest at violence against women. It was part of the Global “16 Days Campaign” with worldwide demonstrations against gender-based violence. Campaigners denounce what they consider to be an institutional policy hostile to women, the LGBT+ community and those vulnerable to the economic, social and health … Read more

Turkish lira crisis hits Idlib in Syria

Jamil Barakat says it was never easy to sustain a living in Syria’s northwestern Idlib town. But the Turkish lira crisis next door and skyrocketing inflation have made running his small business a nightmare. “Produce prices change every day, and customers are in disbelief,” Barakat tells Al Jazeera. “And of course you have to take … Read more