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How Turkey’s local car adventure made a Chinese car company one of world’s leading electric car makers

Ilhan Tanir Hakan Karaaytu Edited by WHatti Staff Interesting developments related to the domestic automotive industry have been revealed at TUBITAK, Turkey’s state scientific council, during the country’s latest election periods. The promise of Turkish-produced automobiles has been a near-constant feature of the ruling party’s agenda in recent years. The …


Moving Fast and Breaking Things III

Ela Gonca Izmirli, Washington Hatti US   When Donald Trump appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner as an unofficial campaign aide, Kushner turned to Silicon Valley for help. Working with his brother, New York venture capitalist Josh Kushner, they used tech startup techniques to build now president Trump’s campaign strategy, according …


All The Conspiracies Money Can Buy -II-

Ela Gonca Izmirli, Washington Hatti US Here is the second installation of Robert Mercer cobweb of connections behind the Trump presidency. First installation can be found here: Only one of Mercer’s co-workers accepted to talk to the Wall Street Journal for an article they were doing about the eccentric hedge …


“Trouble on the Way” -I-

Ela Gonca Izmirli, Washington Hatti US This is the first article in Washington Hatti US’ long read series about Donald Trump and some of his supporters. Following a presidential campaign consumed by conspiracy theories, Donald Trump shocked the world by dismantling the Democrats’ “blue wall” and winning a majority of …


AKP Govt’s foreign debt at its 15 year peak

Turkey’s Treasury has announced Turkey’s gross foreign debt and gross foreign debt stocks as of the 31st of March. According to the announced official data, Turkey’s foreign debt has peaked under the AKP government. Turkey’s gross foreign debt has reached a record 412,4bn dollars. The debt to GDI ratio has …


Turkey commissioned locally-built survey vessel

Image by Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı By Victor Barreira Istanbul Shipyard, a privately-owned shipbuilding company part of Turkish SNR Holding has handed over seismic research and survey vessel MTA Oruç Reis to the country’s General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, the MTA (Maden Tetrik ve Arama Genel Müdürlüğü) on 23 …