Yigit Engin is an Economist at Garanti BBVA. His responsibilities are making Political Analysis of Turkey and Geopolitical Analysis of the Greater Middle East.He worked as an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Ankara. In addition to his major in economics, he also took several International Relations courses at Bilkent including Strategic Studies, War-Peace and Security, Eurasian Atlantic Security and Foreign Policy Analysis to fulfill an interdisciplinary study. He holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from Bilgi University.
Over 10M people have been affected by Covid-19. Latin America remains in the spotlight. China's security law for Hong Kong worsened China-U.S. relations. Anti-racism movement spread globally. President Putin can have two more six-year terms. Libya’s war intensified. Israel’s annexation plans of West Bank caused tensions.
In May, the number of infected people by covid-19 exceeded 6M, America became the epicenter. In the US, mass protests after a black citizen was killed in police custody have spread nationwide. US – China relationship has worsened due to the situation in Hong Kong. The war in Libya has escalated. G7 meeting to be postponed.
COVID-19 remains in the spotlight. Many European countries, where new cases are declining, have started easing restrictions. In the US, new cases remain stable but the accusation exchange over the pandemic with China continues. The war in Libya and disputes related to Iran have intensified. The UK to initiate trade talks.