from MacroScope:

Margin for error

By Mike Peacock
September 11, 2014

A Union Flag and Scottish Saltire fly over Britain's Cabinet Office in central London

Another day, another Scottish opinion poll and this time a different message, but only slightly.

from The Great Debate:

Why Erdogan doesn’t get it

By Ben Judah
June 13, 2013

Protesters run as riot police fire teargas during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

from Photographers' Blog:

Taksim Square: One woman’s protest

June 12, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

By Murad Sezer

Anti-government protests have gripped Turkey for almost two weeks, and Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square and adjoining Gezi Park have become a center of the demonstrations, with thousands flocking there to voice their opposition to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK party.

from Photographers' Blog:

Dispatch from Taksim Square

June 7, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

By Murad Sezer

Taksim Square is the heart of Istanbul. It's the meeting point for lovers, tourists and protesters.

from The Human Impact:

Al Qaeda “rebranding” itself to remain relevant – counter-terrorism expert

November 15, 2012

Peter Knoope, director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague, was part of a panel discussion on race politics, Islamophobia and extremisms of the far right and left at "Reporting on International Security and Terrorism" in Istanbul.

from The Human Impact:

Turkey needs multilateral strategy for Syria refugee influx – policy expert

November 13, 2012

Hugh Pope, a policy expert on Turkey and Cyprus spoke with AlertNet after delivering a presentation at a conference in Istanbul.

from Global Investing:

Melancholia, social class and GDP forecasts in Turkey

February 6, 2012

An interesting take on GDP stats and those who make the predictions. An analysis of economic growth forecasts for several emerging markets over 2006-2010 has led Renaissance Capital economist Mert Yildiz to conclude that analysts of Turkish origin (and he is one) tend to be: 

from FaithWorld:

Hillary Clinton seeks to smooth Islamic defamation row with OIC

July 15, 2011

(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (L) in Istanbul July 15, 2011/Murad Sezer)

from Business Traveller:

My city’s better than yours

June 6, 2011

“The leading cities of the world – the global cities – are the very nodal hubs that knit the global economy together. Without these global cities, there would be no global economy.”
Dr. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, global economic advisor, MasterCard

from Photographers' Blog:

Goodbye to hell

April 20, 2011

In the second half of the 2010-2011 Turkish football season Galatasaray moved to its new home ground in Istanbul, the Turk Telekom Arena, a 52,000-seat multi-purpose stadium replacing the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.