Turmoil in Turkey

Following a corruption scandal that saw a spate of high-profile arrests and sent investors heading for the exit, Turkey’s market went into a tailspin. Cris Sholto Heaton reports.

Was 2013 a good year for Turkey?

Not if you were an investor. Turkish stocks fell more than 28% in US dollar terms during the year, making Turkey the world’s worst-performing major market. Much of the damage happened in the last month after a major corruption scandal that saw police detain a number of high-profile figures on allegations of bribery for real-estate projects.

Those involved include a construction tycoon, the [...]

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