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.
Coronavirus hits 180 countries. In the US, the epicenter, strict measures may continue till June. In Europe, it is top priority on the political agenda. G20 announced a united front against the pandemic. Tensions between China and the US due to the virus are easing off. The oil price war triggered a major fall in oil price.
The main hot spot was the coronavirus outbreak, which spread across the globe. Geopolitical developments in Syria’s Idlib province created further uncertainty. US President Trump was acquitted from all charges in the US Senate. The United Kingdom and the EU have resumed trade talks to define the post-Brexit period.
The coronavirus hits China, becomes an international emergency and worries markets. Trump revealed peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which did not please all countries. New regime offensive in Syria. UK leaves EU. Putin proposes constitutional reforms. Trump signed phase one of the trade deal with China.