RiskMap Podcast: A pivotal vote in Turkey, Venezuela’s autocratic shift, and a crisis in South Africa

April 10, 2017

Co-hosts Charles Hecker and Jackie Day discuss the referendum in Turkey that could alter its form of government; the bold moves by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to further consolidate his power; and the political shakeup in South Africa that has had dramatic economic effects.

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RiskMap Podcast: Political uncertainty in Thailand; Zambia’s elections; and Turkey after the coup attempt

August 8, 2016

In this edition, we discuss the impact of the Thai referendum, Zambia's challenging presidential election, and the outlook for business in Turkey following the attempted coup.    

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After the coup, what now for Turkey?

July 20, 2016

The failed coup in Turkey came as a shock to most, but  almost as dramatic has been the subsequent purge of the army, police, judiciary and teaching profession. What lies ahead for Turkey and its investors?

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The G20 summit, Turkey’s elections and what next for Argentina?

October 31, 2015

In the coming weeks the G20 nations meet as some of the emerging markets face tough challenges. Turkey holds another election and Argentinians make up their minds who should succeed president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

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Ankara bomb deepens divides

October 19, 2015

The devastating bomb blast in Ankara has deepened divisions in Turkey as it approaches a general election and raised more questions about the world’s response to the Syrian conflict.

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Turkey post-election outlook

August 12, 2015

Following Turkey's recent parliamentary elections, this Control Risks podcast discusses the major political and security developments and how they have contributed to a climate of increasing uncertainty in the country.

About the presenters

Cagdas Cataltas
is a Senior Consultant in Control Risks' Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice.

Ali Sokmen is an Associate Analyst in Control Risks' Global Risk Analysis department.

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Turkey election outlook

June 2, 2015

As Turkey prepares to vote in a general election on Sunday, this Control Risks podcast looks at the possible outcomes and the implications for doing business in this key regional power.

About the presenters


Cagdas Cataltas is a Senior Consultant in Control Risks' Compliance, Intelligence, Investigations & Technologies (CIIT) practice.






Ali Sokmen is an Associate Analyst in Control Risks' Global Risk Analysis department.



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RiskMap Podcast: Summits for ASEAN and Africa, Elections in Turkey

August 1, 2014

ASEAN nations meet this month amid heightened territorial tensions in what is otherwise an economic hot spot. Meanwhile, Barack Obama plays host to African leaders in Washington, and Turks head to the polls in a presidential election that could alter the structure of the government.

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Turkey’s Troubles: Outlook for 2014

January 14, 2014

Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks analyst discusses the current situation in Turkey.

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RiskMap 2014: Turkey Outlook

December 10, 2013

Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks lead analyst for Turkey, looks at the prospects for the country in 2014 following a fairly turbulent 2013.

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Turkish Spring?

June 6, 2013

Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks analyst for Turkey discusses the potential long and short term implications of the protests we have seen across the country.

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Ceasefire in Turkey

April 23, 2013

In this podcast, Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks analyst for Turkey discusses the security environment in the country following the recent announcement of a ceasefire by the PKK.

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