Honeymoon Cut Short

TURKEY - Report 01 Mar 2015 by Murat Ucer and Atilla Yesilada

Executive Summary

Hours before our editing deadline, incarcerated PKK leader Mr. Abdullah Ocalan issued a call to separatist terror organization PKK to convene its Grand Convention to consider a “reinforced ceasefire”. Can it work? We only assign 30% odds to success.

What does President Erdogan want from the CBRT? Politics author is fairly certain at this point that he wants Mr. Basci’s resignation. We now bet that no matter what the MPC does in the next meeting, Erdogan would not cease his attacks on the Bank and unless Basci has an extraordinarily thick skin or he is ...

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