Turkish leaders think they can manage Western and Eastern powers but...

Yahya M. Madra teaches economics at Drew University, contributor of Ahval Yahya M. Madra  

With Turkey's import dependent economy, any increase in imported energy leads to increasing food prices coupled with devaluation of Turkish currency over last year

Industrial production index again collapsed, and that means not only agriculture side but also industrial sector collapsing

Even under crisis, ruling AKP helping us via these cheap selling points of vegetarian and fruits despite many nefarious external forces

AKP was very willing executioner of the neo-liberal policies, bringing down tax tariffs

Turkish opposition parties are not well positioned to take an advantage of long food lines in cities because their own policies do not offer an alternative from AKP's neo-liberalism

Turkey is right now not shifting the axis, sitting on the various axises being pushed and pulled from different sides

Turkish leaders think they can manage Western and Eastern powers but perhaps they may be pushed and pulled in this power struggle

It is not easy to do three interventions in Jarablus, Afrin, and Idlib. It is debatable whether resources can allow Turkey to go for a fourth one for E.Euphrates

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