EBRD praises but urges Turkey to reform and stabilize

It was not the most auspicious day to be talking about investment portfolios and new agreements. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President, Sir Suma Chakrabarti’s two-day long visit to the bank’s largest country of operations could not have come at a worse time. Meetings with government officials and company representatives went according […]

Constitutional Court decision to release Alpay and Altan must serve as precedent

On Thursday, Turkey’s Constitutional Court has issued a landmark ruling that could lay the ground for the release of journalists jailed in the aftermath of the failed 2016 coup. At issue were individual applications to the Court by Şahin Alpay, Mehmet Altan and Turhan Günay. Both Altan and Alpay have been in prison for more […]