Women look at a foreign currency board inside a currency exchange shop, in Ankara, Monday. [AP]

Turkey could dust off a range of strategies to defend its sliding lira after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly replaced the central bank governor – including limits on currency swaps, interventions by state banks and even capital controls.

A checkout worker wears a mask and gloves to protect herself from Covid-19 at an Athens supermarket in this March 2020 file photo. Ian Bremmer notes that the virus has disproportionately hit the earnings of low-income and service workers. [InTime News]

A year into the pandemic, the health effects of Covid-19 speak for themselves – more than 105 million people known to be infected worldwide, more than 2 million dead.


National interest, rather than personal ties, is the key factor which determines a state's foreign policy-making – even more so when we are talking about the world's leading power. That said, the personal dimension remains part of the equation.


Turkey appears to have revived the old and outdated argument that the delineation of a continental shelf and an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) hinges upon geological characteristics.


The disastrous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Europe towards an existential crossroads. In defining the measures to respond to the crisis, two opposite blocks are forming.


It was April 17, 2010, and Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull had just erupted, sending out great big ash clouds that were causing widespread air traffic disruption in parts of Europe. In Athens, the Greek government was anxiously preparing for the first visit by its creditors’ mission chiefs.


It’s official – the Athens Stock Exchange was the best performing equity market in Europe last year, reflecting international investors' newfound confidence in Greece’s recovery.


Global growth is projected to slow down further in the next few months, affecting Greece and the rest of the eurozone, warn analysts at Pimco, one of the world’s leading investment funds.


Concerns about a possible new influx of undocumented migrants into the country are increasing on both the eastern Aegean islands and in the region of Evros, northeastern Greece, with the approach of the October 30 deadline that the Turkish government has given Syrian refugees to leave Istanbul (or be forcefully removed).