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Friday, December 03, 2021

Turkey’s self-inflicted currency meltdown - Asia Times

Turkey’s self-inflicted currency meltdown The Erdogan government’s risky strategy runs counter to most conventional thinking on how to tackle inflation By ALEXANDRA DE CRAMER DECEMBER 3, 2021 In less than a year, the Turkish lira has lost up to 45% of its value against the US dollar. The continued meltdown of the currency is one of the worst economic crises Turkey has ever faced. Yet the government refuses to take a step back from its failing economic policy. More:Turkey’s self-inflicted currency meltdown - Asia Times

Strasbourg issues ultimatum to Turkey for Kavala's release - General news - ANSAMed.it

Strasbourg issues ultimatum to Turkey for Kavala's release Council of Europe urges for release by Feb. 22, or sanctions 03 DECEMBER, 12:21 STRASBOURG - Turkey risks serious sanctions if it does not intervene immediately to release Osman Kavala, the philanthropist and opponent of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as requested by a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights. This ultimatum was launched by the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe that notified to Ankara the intention of opening an infringement procedure if Kavala's case won't be solved by February 22, 2022. More:Strasbourg issues ultimatum to Turkey for Kavala's release - General news - ANSAMed.it

Murder of women in Turkey: Femicide requires harsher sentencing - Qantara.de

Murder of women in Turkey Femicide requires harsher sentencing According to lawyers and women's rights activists, the prison term for the murder of women in Turkey is not long enough. They argue that the brutality of the crime should carry more weight during sentencing – and hope thereby for a deterrent. Burcu Karakas reports More:Murder of women in Turkey: Femicide requires harsher sentencing - Qantara.de

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Turkey cenbank signals new-year rates pause after lira slump | Reuters

Turkey cenbank signals new-year rates pause after lira slump By Ebru Tuncay and Jonathan Spicer ISTANBUL, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank chief signalled on Thursday that aggressive policy easing would likely pause in January after one more rate cut this month, according to participants on an investor call that came after a historic lira selloff. More:Turkey cenbank signals new-year rates pause after lira slump | Reuters