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Alexandra de Cramer

Alexandra de Cramer is a journalist based in Istanbul. She reported on the Arab Spring from Beirut as a Middle East correspondent for Milliyet newspaper. Her work ranges from current affairs to culture and has been featured in Monocle, Courier Magazine, Maison Francaise and Istanbul Art News.

Articles By Alexandra de Cramer

Turkey’s Young Are Piling into Cryptocurrencies. But There Is a Better Way By Alexandra de Cramer - Jul 25, 2021

Turkey’s economic and monetary policy management in recent years has been a disaster. And the Covid-19 pandemic has only made things worse. So far this year, the Turkish lira has lost more than 10 percent of its value against the US dollar. And since 2003, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan first became prime minister, it is … Continue reading “Turkey’s Young Are Piling into Cryptocurrencies. But There Is a Better Way”

The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Put Turkey on Suicide Watch By Alexandra de Cramer - Jun 13, 2021

 On April 29, with no prior warning, Turkey went into full lockdown for three weeks. Within 24 hours, four people committed suicide, all of them for the same reason: despair over their financial future. In all, 129 people took their own lives in April. Yet the psychological impact of Covid-related hardship and lack of financial … Continue reading “The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Put Turkey on Suicide Watch”

Is Turkey Putting Profit Before Its People’s Safety in the Covid-19 Pandemic? By Alexandra de Cramer - May 22, 2021

Right from the moment the Covid-19 pandemic brought international travel to a halt, Turkey has been determined to be the first to open up to tourism again – so much so that when a surge in infections coincided with the arrival of the first planeload of holidaymakers in April, the government adopted a novel approach … Continue reading “Is Turkey Putting Profit Before Its People’s Safety in the Covid-19 Pandemic?”