The financial crisis provoked by the lira's fall isn't the true drama in Turkey. The real drama is a democratic transformation threatens the increasingly authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
US sanctions announced earlier this month may have triggered the plunge in the lira, but the government has been mismanaging Turkey's economy for years, creating severe vulnerabilities.
It is contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion that should scare us right now.
The case for all things Tor.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
President Erdoğan is accusing the West of striving to destabilise Turkey.
In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia's population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Madrasas, or Islam-centered schools, have long spread knowledge and literacy throughout the Muslim world. However, can they prepare students for today's tech-based economies?
Turkey's close relationship with the US dates back to the Cold War. But after the June election there put nationalists into a position of power in the government, that alliance could turn rocky.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has headed off a political humiliation, but making good on his extravagant promises won't be easy.
Turkey's snap election is on Sunday. One fact is clear: The candidates and electorate are both nationalist and pious. That's in contrast to the strict secularism of 20th century politics.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Many thousands of Germans got through internment by performing farces, dressing up as women and clapping along to the can-can.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
Turkey’s June 24 elections are the first in 16 years that could be politically meaningful. Opposition parties seem revitalised and could launch anti-Erdoğan coalition into the second round.
At Gallipoli this Anzac Day, thousands of Turkish youth will re-enact a march that stopped the Anzac advance in 1915. The march has taken on new significance in Turkey since an attempted coup in 2016.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeks nothing short of leading the Muslim world, building on Turkey's imperial Ottoman past.