Trader: ‘You Don’t Always Get Something For Nothing’

“Traders like to blame all the world’s ills on central bank behavior and then scream when markets act like markets. Or their machines act like robots.”

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Risks Aplenty.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming…

The Austin Powers World.

“There’s real danger but at the same time, the central figures are so laughable that it’s difficult to accept it as reality”…

Cartoon Break (‘Bring Me His Head’)

A NATO ally.

Turkey Bans Singing After Dark As US Investors Dump Most Turkish Stocks Since September

Turkish President — and man who thinks democracy is really, really fucking overrated — Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has heard all the folk song Karaoke that he cares to hear, which is why on Friday, he banned singing.

Photo Of The Day: Arriving In Style

“Air Sultan”…

“The Sultan And I”: Trump Meets Erdogan To Compare Autocrat Notes, Talk Kurds

Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington on Tuesday which is hilarious for all kinds of reasons. First of all, Trump has stolen more of Erdogan’s moves in four months than Kobe Bryant took from Michael Jordan in four years. Additionally, Trump (and a whole lot of the shadowy media outlets that back him)…

“Turkish Delight”: This Hasn’t Happened Since October 2013

Now I don’t know why, but a whole lot of people have gotten it in their heads that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent referendum win (which, you’re reminded, essentially made him Sultan) is a positive development for Turkey. This despite the fact that the consolidation of power in a newly reconstituted (both figuratively and literally) presidency quite…

In Truly Absurd Move, Turkey’s Erdogan Bans Wikipedia, TV Dating Shows

“”In radio and television broadcasting services, such programmes in which people are introduced to find a friend…. cannot be permitted.”

“We May Come Overnight, All Of A Sudden!” Turkey’s Erdogan Warns, As US Troops Deployed

Earlier this week, we highlighted a story that’s flown (both figuratively and literally) under the radar. Namely the Turkish military’s airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq. You’re encouraged to read the entire post here: One Man’s Kurd Is Another Man’s “Terrorist”: Turkey Bombs US-Allied Forces In Syria, Iraq. The bottom line is that Turkish…

Cartoon Break (“Pandora’s Box”)

Be careful what you vote/wish for…

Trump Calls Erdogan: Man Who Rigged Vote Congratulates Man Who Rigged Vote

The powers that be in Europe (those would be the same folks the Marine Le Pens of the world are hell-bent on usurping) were less-than-enthusiastic about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s historic referendum victory, documented extensively here over the weekend. And it’s easy to understand their trepidation. After all, Erdogan probably rigged the vote. That’s not…

Cartoon Break (“A Dictatorial Congrats”)

Round of applause.

Here’s What To Expect For Turkish Assets Following The Great Sultan Rally

Monday is “write your own Turkish lira jokes” day…

Fortune Cookie Say: “Good Econ Data!” The Sultan Returns. Welcome To Monday.

Boom! It’s Monday. Let’s hit the ground running.