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.
On the 70th anniversary of China, violent protests took place in Hong Kong. Meanwhile hope has increased for US-China trade talks. US House announced that would officially launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump. In UK, the Brexit agenda has intensified. Drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities have increased risks.
Protests in Hong Kong escalated further in August. Possible Chinese attempts to interfere in the political crisis in Hong Kong could trigger more risks. Meanwhile, China and the United States retaliated against each other with new tariffs signaling that the trade rift will continue for a while.
Massive protests have taken place in Hong Kong due to the extradition bill. Tensions between U.S. and China increased. Boris Johnson has been appointed as the new PM of UK. Iran related disputes are still alive. TANAP pipeline project that will carry natural gas to Europe via Turkey has been ended.