Istanbul City

Economic slide sends support for Erdogan to all-time low

Hediye Bas blames the dams, highways and network of tunnels cutting through the wooded Ikizdere Valley in north-east Turkey for choking water supplies and stunting her crops. Now work on a planned quarry is proving a breaking point and eroding her support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey economy 2019

Turkish economy shrinks less than expected in second quarter

The Turkish economy contracted 1.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, better than expectations, and recorded another positive quarter-on-quarter reading as it looks to shake off the effects of recession after last year’s currency crisis.

Amazon launch Turkey

Amazon launches in Turkey

The e-commerce giant’s latest operation Amazon will sell books, electronics, tools, toys, and baby goods, among other lines, including ranges from over 1,000 Turkish businesses.