The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
from Tales from the Trail:
"Donald Trump was a joke until he wasn't," writes Harold Evans in "The Presidency as Fantasy," his commentary on the 2016 presidential campaign. As the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland, Evans considers a race in which fiction has been treated as fact, insults are compliments and conventional wisdom has been proven wrong again and again.
President Tayyip Erdogan is reasserting control with a vengeance. His crackdown after Turkey’s attempted military coup offers stability of sorts, which explains why domestic markets have pared some of their kneejerk losses. But it also engenders uncertainty, which investors loathe. Luring foreign money to the country will now be harder.