This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Turkey, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Turkey and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Turkey.

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At a Glance : Turkey's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Date of Turkey's membership: March 11, 1947
  • Quota: SDR 1455.8 million (0.61 percent of total)
  • Number of arrangements since membership: 19
  • Latest Article IV Consultation: December 05, 2014
  • Technical Assistance

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Turkey and the IMF


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Latest on Europe

Regional Economic Issues: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Effective Government for Stronger Growth

November 2016

Economic growth remains solid in much of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). Outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), growth has continued at a good pace on the back of accommodative macroeconomic policies as well as buoyant consumption supported by strong real wage and employment growth. In Russia, the pace of economic contraction has moderated, as the economy appears to have adjusted to lower oil prices and the sanctions shock. Other CIS economies are gradually exiting from recessions on improved external demand. For the region as a whole, GDP growth is projected to reach 1.3 percent in 2016 and 2.1 percent in 2017, largely reflecting the improved outlook in the CIS.

Read the report

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More Info on Turkey Office

What we do

The IMF office in Ankara follows economic developments and policies in Turkey, liaises between the Turkish authorities and the IMF staff in Washington, and coordinates IMF technical assistance. It is also a source of information about IMF views for the public, local and foreign analysts, investors, academic and research institutions, and Turkey's international partners and their diplomatic missions.

Annual Meetings Istabul 1955 and 2009

International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings 1955, and the Annual Meetings 2009 in Istanbul Turkey

Who we are

The office in Turkey was opened in 2000, with Odd Per Brekk as the first Resident Representative. He was followed by Hugh Bredenkemp (2004-07), by Hossein Samiei (2007-2010), by Mark Lewis (2010-2014) and more recently by Srikant Seshadri.

Useful links

Ministries and Undersecretaries

Data Sources

Non-Govermental Organizations

Turkish News Sites in English