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.
The escalation of disputes between Tehran and Washington created the major concern in the global geopolitical agenda. Europeans voted to elect their representatives in the European Parliament. British PM has resigned. The trade dispute between China and the United States could not be resolved yet.
The end of April was marked by the eruption of the Israel-Palestine dispute, which could enter into a more uncertain phase with renewed heavy clashes between Israel and Hamas. Iran related disputes escalated during the month. The US and China has begun new trade talks. Elections took place in Spain and in Ukraine. Situation in Venezuela is still fragile.
U.S. led forces have captured the last pocket of ISIS in Syria. In Venezuela, Russian material involvement could trigger more regional risks. In Asia, U.S. pressure on North Korea continues. In Algeria, instability continued during the month and led the president Bouteflika to step down his mandate. Social unrest should ease off from now on.