Turkey is often viewed as a regional centre of economic and political stability. It is, however, currently faced with a number of major issues. The Turkey Programme seeks to develop understanding and offer perspectives into the country’s shifting realities. The aim is to inform analysis and decision-making by people working with, or in, Turkey.

The EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey – Prevailing misperception vs. actual state of play
by Timothy Reno, Director, IPLO Foundation
Attentats en Turquie / Répression du HDP : la réponse du gouvernement turc est-elle appropriée ?
Unemployment Continues to Increase
By Seyfettin Gürsel, Gökçe Uysal and Selin Köksal
Harsh brake in 2nd quarter growth
By Prof. Dr. Seyfettin Gürsel, Betam, Director and Selin Köksal, Betam, Research Assistant
Slowdown in first quarter’s growth
Seyfettin Gürsel, Mine Durmaz and Melike Kökkızıl
The effect of minimum wage increase will be largely observed among young and women
By Seyfettin Gürsel, Gökçe Uysal and Melike Kökkızıl
Developments in Individual OECD Countries and Selected Non-Member Economies : Turkey
Extract from the OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2015 Issue 2.
Moderate growth in third quarter
By Seyfettin Gürsel, Mine Durmaz and Melike Kökkızıl, Betam, Bacesehir Universitat (Turkey)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and General Charles de Gaulle: a Comparison between the « Gazi » and « the Man of the 18th of June »
by Franck Bailleux, Senior Officer in the French Air Force
From Versailles to de-ba’athification
By Anne Hagood, chercheuse indépendante, doctorante au King’s College
Foreign Demand led Growth
Par Seyfettin Gürsel, Zümrüt Imamoglu†, ve Baris Soybilgen
Growth without investment
By Seyfettin Gürsel, Zümrüt İmamoğlu†, ve Barış Soybilgen‡
1.4 million young are neither at school nor at work
By Seyfettin Gürsel, Gökçe Uysal and Melike Kökkizil
Turkey-Armenia relations
by Cengiz Aktar, Hrant Dink Foundation (Turkey), and Richard Giragosian, Regional Studies Center (Armenia)
Wage rigidity and informality in the labor market in Turkey
By Prof. Dr. Seyfettin Gürsel, Betam, Direktör - Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökçe Uysal, Betam Direktör Yardimcisi - Aysenur Acar, Betam, Arastirma Asistani
Deputy Director
Didier Billion

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Didier Billion
Deputy Director
Patrice Moyeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
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Observatoire de la Turquie et de son environnement géopolitique
Sous la direction de Didier Billion, directeur adjoint de l'IRIS, l’Observatoire de la Turquie et de son environnement géopolitique se propose de contribuer à une meilleure compréhension des évolutions politiques, sociales, économiques, culturelles et géopolitiques de la Turquie contemporaine.
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  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • French Ministry of Defence
  • Maison de l'Europe
  • Tüsiad
  • Institut du Bosphore
  • Center for American Progress
  • Air liquide
  • Airbus
  • Alstom
  • Areva
  • Eutelsat
  • MBDA
  • Engie
  • Safran
  • EDF