Majlis and Markets- Turkey’s economy: Past, Present and Future

Since the Presidential elections in May 2023, Turkey has shifted back to orthodox economic policymaking. This included the appointment of Mehmet Şimşek, a well-respected figure, as finance minister, and adopting more conventional economic policies.

With a renewed focus on containing inflation, stabilising the currency, and attracting foreign investors, Turkey is slowly recovering from years of economic strain.

Notably, diplomatic relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia have improved, leading to increased investment and trade.

In our 11th episode, we spoke to Atilla Yesilada, a respected economist and political commentator.

In this episode we spoke about several topics including:

  • Turkey’s political economy dynamics
  • The current political and economic environment
  • Ankara’s rapprochement with Gulf states

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Intro theme song-‘Tales of the Arabian Nights’ composed by StudioKolomna via Pixabay


Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.