As the coronavirus spreads, so does its likely political fallout. For authoritarians and autocrats, this is likely to be a mixed bag.
On March 9, 2020, Ali Babacan founded a new political party called the Democracy and Progress Party (acronym DEVA, meaning “remedy” in Turkish
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is standing by his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, despite escalating tensions between them over Syria.
Necdet Pamir, one of Turkey’s foremost experts on energy, was recently asked about the latest crude oil developments regarding Saudi Arabia and Russia, and their seeming impasse.
The new coronavirus has finally reached Turkey. The time that it will take to contain the virus will primarily depend on the effectiveness of the health services, accuracy of policy decisions and the prudence of the public.
Babacan’s criticisms of the AKP and Erdogan are also focusing on economic mismanagement, the dangers of “one man rule” and the country’s poor economic indicators.
In 2018, the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) gas pipeline was commissioned with actual start Azerbaijan gas pumping to Greece on 2019
Sir Dominick Chilcott, Britain's Ambassador to Turkey, in an exclusive interview for sigma insight Turkey has expressed that the UK takes its responsibilities very seriously as a guarantor of Cyprus and that they fully support a Cyprus settlement.